You and your family will probably spend more time indoors now that the temperatures are dropping, so you may have few ideas to keep your children occupied. There’s nothing worse than your kids constantly complaining of boredom; thankfully, we have a few things you can all do together. Whether you’re extra creative or need something simple to do, consider these beeswax crafts your kids will love this fall.
Beeswax Leaf Dipping
It’s no secret that the leaves turn beautiful shades of red, yellow, and orange in the fall months, but they don’t stay that way for long. If you’re looking for a fun way to preserve the beautiful colors of autumn and bring a bit of nature indoors, consider beeswax leaf dipping.
Start by collecting the best leaves you can find and pressing them in a book for at least a week. Once they’re dry and flat, you can melt beeswax in a slow cooker or double boiler and dip the leaves carefully. After the wax hardens, your family can make a garland by stringing yarn through the dipped leaves.
Halloween Candle Holders
There’s nothing better than burning candles in autumn, but homemade Halloween candle holders are the perfect way to make it fun for everyone. Whether you have plain votive holders, mason jars, or pumpkin-shaped dishes, you can let your children decorate holders with jack-o-lantern faces, bats, pumpkins, witches, ghosts, and any other Halloween figures. Then, burn beeswax candles inside them all over your house.
Rolled Beeswax Candles
You’re probably familiar with beeswax candles, but rolled beeswax candles are incredibly easy to make. You can find flat beeswax sheets at many stores. From there, you’ll need candle wicks and a blow drier. Use the blow dryer to soften the beeswax and make it easier for your kids to roll. Roll the wick into a beeswax sheet, and place the candle on a candle stick stand. Then, it’s ready to burn!
Although Christmas is still a while away, it’s never too early to prepare! Use your bulk raw beeswax to make unique Christmas ornaments with your children. Obtain molds of whatever you want—snowmen, snowflakes, Santa, or stars—and pour the melted beeswax into them. Once hardened, you can attach hooks to them for easy hanging.
Hopefully, you and your kids will love these fall beeswax crafts. Even though your family will spend more time indoors now that cooler temperatures are here, you don’t have to sacrifice fun or quality family time. Beeswax is a safe and unique substance for various family-friendly crafts, and you won’t regret giving them a try.