Beeswax Crafts

Inspiration and tutorials for crafts that use beeswax – candle making and decorating, beeswax decorations, and more

10 More Halloween Activities for Kids | from Blue Bells and Cockle ShellsHow has your week been? We’ve been much better this week, thankfully! We’ve also got Sola’s Halloween costume all together. She wants to be a rat, which is definitely an original idea (that I had nothing to do with). Over the years, I’ve learned that for us, the best costumes use regular clothing as a foundation with small accents to make the costume. This way Sola can wear the regular clothes after Halloween and she is much more comfortable while she is trick o’ treating. So she will be wearing gray leggings and a sweatshirt with a rat tail and ears, plus face paint. What will your children be dressed as?

This week, for seasonally inspired learning, we will be doing the following:

What do you plan to do for Halloween? We never know if we will be able to trick o’ treat hear due to the weather. It’s just not much fun to trick o’ treat in the pouring rain,

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Preserving Autumn Leaves With Beeswax | from Blue Bells and Cockle Shells

Every year, it seems, we experiment with a different way of preserving leaves, trying to find the best method possible. This year, we dipped our leaves in beeswax. The method is pretty easy and can even be done with younger children, because beeswax melts at a relatively low temperature (though proper supervision is a must obviously). […]

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How to Make Beeswax Pillar Candles | from Blue Bells and Cockle Shells

Candlesmas is coming up on February 2nd (we Americans call it Groundhog’s Day) and is always a good time to stock up on candles for the year. Pure beeswax candles are expensive though and other candles often have scents and dyes that give me horrid allergies. To save on the cost of pure beeswax candles, […]

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Making Candles for Candlemas | From Blue Bells and Cockel Shells

In the United States, we celebrate a strange holiday called Groundhog Day. It is a holiday that is derived from and old European holiday, Candlemas. There was an old saying about Candlemas being the day to determine how much longer winter was going to stick around: If Candlemas be fair and bright, Come, Winter, have […]

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Last week, Sola and I did some candle decorating using Stockmar decorating wax. This wax is thinner and stiffer than the modeling wax that Stockmar makes. There is not a super lot of information online about using decorating wax, but Stockmar does have some  “Creativity Tips” downloads that offer some suggestions about making pretty candles with […]

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