At camp when it was dark and the fire was big we would put sticks in the fire until they had embers on them, then we waved them in the air so it all looked like a drawing.
It was also very amusing to set a stick into flames then take it out of the fire and watch the stick burn in the red hot flames!
We did that almost every night, amusing are selfs with the wild fire.
It jumped and danced in the night air, eating the logs we fed it!
Biulding it higher and higher, we pushed it around till hot embers went flying into the cool night!
The fire also warmed us because the nights were chilly and we needed its warmth, and then we would go to are tents and fall asleep.