Modeling beeswax is really fun to play with, but commercial packs can be pretty expensive. This modeling wax turns out a little bit softer than the commercial ones that we have tried, which is really nice for smaller children.
- 1 cup of liquid beeswax
- 1/2 tbsp coconut oil
I am not sure how many oz of hard beeswax equals a cup of melted… but my guess is between 1/3-1/2 lb. You will first melt down the beeswax. You can melt it in the microwave or stovetop. Once melted and measured add your 1/2 tbsp coconut oil. Heat until the coconut oil is melted, then mix it all together well. You can either pour this mix into a lined cookie sheet or just allow it to harden in the container you mixed it in. It is easy to remove after hardening. Allow it to cool completely before trying to play with it. It is really mushy when it’s still warm. Once it hardens it is a really nice consistency. I haven’t figured out how to add color yet. I’ve tried adding crayon and food coloring, but they both bleed on to the hands while playing. I will update if I figure out a good coloring method!