Make your own beeswax crayons DIY
- Melt the beeswax pellets and coconut oil in a double boiler or a glass jar set in a pot of boiling water. Be careful not to let the water boil over the edge of the pot.
- Once the beeswax and coconut oil are fully melted, stir in the non-toxic powdered pigments until the desired color is achieved. Use more or less pigment depending on how light or dark you want your crayons to be.
- Carefully pour the mixture into silicone molds or other molds of your choice. Use a wooden stir stick to ensure that the pigments are fully incorporated.
- Allow the crayons to cool for at least 30 minutes. You can speed up the process by placing the molds in the refrigerator or freezer.
- Once the crayons are fully cooled and hardened, gently remove them from the molds. Use oven mitts to handle the molds if they are still hot.
- Enjoy your homemade beeswax crayons! They can be used just like regular crayons and are safe for kids to use.
Making homemade beeswax crayons is a fun and easy project that can be done with just a few simple ingredients. Here’s a step-by-step guide to making your own beeswax crayons:
- Beeswax pellets
- Non-toxic powdered pigments
- Coconut oil
- Silicone molds (muffin tins or ice cube trays can also be used)
- Wooden stir sticks
- Double boiler or a glass jar set in a pot of boiling water
- Oven mitts
Homemade beeswax crayons are a great way to reduce your exposure to harmful chemicals and create a fun, eco-friendly art supply for your family. Plus, they make a great gift for kids and adults alike!