I realy want to make some beeswax crayons. mmm Not sure if Karl will be impressed if I keep using all the wax, but heh, its for the kids!
Have you made your own crayons?
Anyone got any suggestions?
Someone, somewhere sent me this recipe.
hope its fine to publish on my blog. :-)
Homemade Beeswax Crayons Recipe
Parts by weight:
1 part grated soap (use a glycerin soap for harder crayons--otherwise plain Ivory works well)
1 part beeswax
paste food coloring
Melt the beeswax in a small clean soup can placed in boiling water. Add the grated soap and stir until the soap melts and the mixture is smooth. Color the mixture with concentrated paste food colors (available in the cake decorating aisle). Create personalized molds with aluminum foil. Coat your mold with Crisco. Pour wax mixture
into lubricated aluminum foil molds. After testing the crayon, it can be melted again and more pigment added. Use separate cans for making individual colors.
*** Approximately 2 Tablespoons of grated soap and wax and a pea sized dab of coloring is sufficient for 1-2 small block crayons.
*** For older children or adults, you may use artist's fresco pigments instead of food coloring for richer results. Use with caution as some pigments are not safe for consumption.
*** if the melted mixture seems very lumpy (rather than smooth and clear) add some more beeswax.
*** try pouring one color, let cool and add another to create a rainbow crayon
*** if removed gently from mold while still warm, you can finish shaping them with your hands easy enough.
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