I like to make natural crafting materials for the wee ones. I've made paints and crayons, play dough and paste. I like the cost savings, and I especially like being in control of the ingredients, BUT I've learned something over the years... If the process is too messy, no matter how much I like the outcome, I won't do it again. I think we've all had those undertakings that seemed like a good idea, but then it took hours to restore order to the kitchen! If I can't pull it off in a semi-reasonable manner, I'll go ahead and buy.
So, I've learned, when I go about making something, I try to find the easiest... fastest... cleanest... way to do it. Yesterday, after I made a batch of Modeling Beeswax... similar to Stockmar Modeling Beeswax... the picture above is what my kitchen looked like when I was done. I kid you not, no mess to clean up. Basically, when I was done making the Modeling Beeswax, everything looked like I had just started. Here's what I did.
WARNING: I DO NOT consider this to be a craft to do with young children. Burns from...Read more