Waldorf Winter Craft : Beeswax Lantern

I just love the smell of beeswax, and Winter is definitely the season for filling the house with beeswax candles,ornaments and decorations.
This little lantern is an easy craft that a child can do with some help from a grown-up.
They make nice gifts for friends , and our little ones use them as nightlights.

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Beeswax Lantern

You will need:

One glass jar
A sheet of beeswax that fits around the jar
A star shaped cookie cutter (metal works best, but if you heat the wax with a hairdryer it works just fine with plastic.)
Tissue paper
1 part glue mixed with 1 part water
A hammer
A hairdryer

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How to:

Start by heating your sheet of beeswax with the hairdryer. Wrap it around the glass jar and cut off the beeswax you don’t need.

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Put the beeswax onto a wooden board and start cutting out star shapes with your cookie cutter by placing the cookie cutter on the wax and tapping it gently with a hammer.

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(You can use those little wax stars to make a Beeswax Bunting. )

Trace around your cookie cutter onto the tissue paper and cut out the star shape.

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Carefully paint the glue-mix around the holes in the beeswax sheet, place your tissue paper stars on the holes and gently paint glue over the tissue paper. For young children it might be easier to paste large tissue paper squares onto the wax.

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Now all you have to do is wait for the glue to dry.
When everything has dried use the hairdryer to soften the beeswax and wrap it around the glass jar.
Put a tealight into the jar and enjoy the warming glow and sweet smell of beeswax.

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Have a wonderful day!

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2 Responses to Waldorf Winter Craft : Beeswax Lantern

  1. Julie says:

    Very beautiful! I love this. Thank you so much for sharing. :)

  2. This is such a sweet craft!