They look like poop. At least that is what Cecily says and she would know as she has done that very thing on the floor enough times while potty learning.
We are almost out of crayons so I pulled out my five pounds of wax, did some research and went to it. Melt some beeswax, equal part of soap, add a little color, and pour into the molds. Easy. I had read that glycerin soap would make the crayons harder and less sticky so I found a bar of goats milk glycerin soap that had no color. I grated it up all nice and added it to the pot.
It would NOT melt! Little chunks stubbornly refused to be assimilated with the beeswax. Finally I gave up and added some color before transferring it into my ice cube tray mold. I secretly was hoping that it would be transformed while hardening. It didn’t and when Cecily saw them, this is what she had to say, “Look Mama, my poop!”.
Coloring with poop. Lovely. For they do actually color and other than the streaks of white soap don’t look too bad. They also smell most strongly of soap. I won’t be defeated though so this week I am going to try again…I will let you know how it goes.
Have you ever tried making crayons, do you have any tips that might make the next attempt a little more successful?
If you would like to read my early post about natural art supplies, here is my intro and my much more successful modelling beeswax.
Just thought I’d let you know that Chris read this post and found it hilarious. Poo humour is alive and well, even in 29-year-old males 🙂
Tell Chris that I am glad that I could add some humor to his morning….I am almost grossed out by the crayon picture now because they really do look like poo.
This cracked me up! Love it. Look forward to seeing more of your creations. 🙂
this is the funniest post ever!love it. eb
Looking forward to knowing how it turns out next time. I would love to try something like this in the future!
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i too giggled out loud.. especially when I read the caption under the photo. I have been researching and what I’ve read is that you have to add more beeswax if the soap isn’t melting. I’m going to give a try soon… I’ll try to let ya know how it goes.
Glad you enjoyed it:)! Let me know how it goes for you…mine continue to be unsuccesful so I am trying something other than glycerin soap. I had heard that if you add more beeswax too but logically it doesn’t make sense to me when I see how much I have already put in the pot and I hate to waste it.I am glad to know that some one else is trying it as well!