learning to draw

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My boy is ready for crayons & blank paper (no coloring books in this house). After pining for these crayon rocks, I may fight against vacation-brain jetlag & try making some with the abundance of wax from a friendly beekeeper in Mum's neighborhood. The crayons are food safe & are reported to blend well. Their color is almost as concentrated as the crayons made with artist's pigment.

  • 1 part grated soap (we think Dr. B's)
  • 1 part beeswax, also grated
  • food-safe pigment
  • Melt beeswax in double boiler. Add grated soap & stir until soap melts & mixture is smooth. 
  • Color the mixture with food-safe pigment, such as concentrated food coloring paste that is sold with cake decorating supplies.
  • Pour into lubricated silicon molds. After testing the crayon, it can be melted again and more pigment added.

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