i’ve been meaning to try a few new things for quite a while now… while beanie was at preschool yesterday, and babycakes was a little under the weather camped out in front of Dora, it seemed like a great time!
i got some wax at the craft store and asked some buddies what i should melt it in… i got all kinds of answers, but i decided on one of my awesome glass bowls done over a pan of boiling water.
(takes much longer to melt than chocolate!)
while i waited, i shaved some crayons down. the washables shredded into tiny little shavings, and the non-washable ones made these neat little roses. so pretty!!
once the wax was melted, i added the shavings to tint the wax. i left some of the larger crumbles in the bottom of my silicone molds, just to see what would happen. when the wax was poured, i added an un-bent paperclip to use as a hanger. the hardest part was waiting for them to solidify. right at this point, i just wanted to poke my finger in the molds over and over!!
after about an hour, they popped right out of the molds.
i bent the paperclip to straighten the hanger, added a bow and a loop, and WA-LA! instant valentine gifts!
*note for next time – try a higher quality wax. these feel (for lack of a better term) waxy, and kinda soft. the chances of these leaving residue on a window or wall is high. hang freestyle, or on something you’re not worried about damaging. i wonder if a harder wax would help?