I love the Stockmar beeswax block crayons but let’s be real, they are pretty expensive especially when you have lots of children that would all like a set of their own! I decided I’d have a go at making my own beeswax block crayons, they’re non-toxic, cheap and really easy to make so I’d call
that a win win win situation 😆
If you want to do this fun craft with your little ones here’s how it goes:
- Get a small piece of foil, lightly coat with coconut oil.
- Mould the foil around an eraser or old block crayon or anything of a similar shape and size.
- Put some water into your saucepan and bring to a simmer, place bowl on top.
- Grate some soap.
- In the bowl add 7g of beeswax and stir until melted.
- Slowly add 7g of the grated soap, stir until melted.
- Add some food colouring, stir until combined.
- Pour into your prepared foil mould.
- Leave to cool.
- Remove from mould.
And yes that’s it! So simple. The results we had were great. I compared them to our Stockmar crayons and was astonished that some of our crayons performed better. Take a look at the video below to see what I mean and also to see the whole process of making them.
If you have any questions then feel free to ask me below. If you do have a go at making your own I’d love to know how it went.