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post #21 of 54
counterGOPI: I'm not sure about Joanne's but last time I was at A.C. Moore they had some-- and there's almost always a coupon you can print off of their website.
I'm not sure where you're located- I think AC Moore's only east coast. But if you have one near you, I'd look there.
post #22 of 54
Last time i went to AC Moore (only once ever!) i was told they will take Joann's (and michael's) coupons. You could call ahead and ask too though
post #23 of 54
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Originally Posted by counterGOPI View Post
we are just starting.i made some valentines day themed window stars for their playroom last night. i still have a couple more window to fill.

http://i79.photobucket.com/albums/j1...I/IMG_8511.jpg

ohh do they have beeswax at joanns? i have a coupon for there...
love the stars....i suppose i could do that too. i've been fiddling with the paper trying to figure out how to make a heart window star. no luck yet...i'll keep ya posted if i figure it out though, .

not sure about joann's. it says they do on their website (in my valiant search yesterday that was something i discovered. but it also says that it is "fragrance free" which leads me to believe that it has been over processed to take out the yummy bee smell. not sure though. has anyone tried it out themselves???

i sucked it up and ordered some online from localharvest.org. i'll let you know what i think when it comes in
post #24 of 54
I believe fragrance-free just means that no fragrance products have been added.
post #25 of 54
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I believe fragrance-free just means that no fragrance products have been added.
might be. but i think it is one of those terms that is undefined. i remember looking at fragrance-free diaper wipes and reading the label only to find some kind of fragrance/chemicals added to make it not smell. weird huh?

i'll admit it...i'm picky.
post #26 of 54
A local supplier is definitely way cheaper. I saw a 1 lb block of beeswax at Michaels for $27. I went to the farmers' market and they had a block (hexagon in shape similar to one of the posted photos) for $7, and beeswax sheets were $3 a sheet and they were 12"x 18". I purchased one block and 3 sheets.
Here's a tip: if you can get broken bits, etc...it'll be easier to melt.
Anne
post #27 of 54
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A local supplier is definitely way cheaper. I saw a 1 lb block of beeswax at Michaels for $27.
Yikes, that's expensive and I'd definitely wonder about the quality, etc there! You most definitely can get the stuff from MRH under $20 as well as the stuff from Frontier (if you can get into a buying club). Which would definitely be a good idea if you can't find a local source.
post #28 of 54
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Originally Posted by anneandoreo View Post
I went to the farmers' market and they had a block (hexagon in shape similar to one of the posted photos) for $7, and beeswax sheets were $3 a sheet and they were 12"x 18". I purchased one block and 3 sheets.
That's a good deal! I bought the beads from frontier, and if you can do a mercurius co-op the candle making kit is actually a pretty good deal.
post #29 of 54
OT: but how do you get the window stars to stick to your window?
post #30 of 54
I did the beeswax hearts project today...I will have to take some pictures tomorrow!

But...I now need a tutorial on how to clean the wax off of EVERYTHING!
Warning: Do not use your good grater for the crayons!
I did a double boiler method for heating the wax with a pyrex measuring cup that I knew would get ruined (except for more wax projects) and an old pot.
post #31 of 54
Ok, so I was at Joanne's this evening, and they had 1lb bricks of beeswax, both 'natural' and 'white', for about $15.

just in case anyone was still looking/thinking/had a coupon
post #32 of 54
Warning: Do not use your good grater for the crayons!
I did a double boiler method for heating the wax with a pyrex measuring cup that I knew would get ruined (except for more wax projects) and an old pot.[/QUOTE]


That's exactly what I did too! Yes it's really hard to get the stickiness off of the grater. I also used my pyrex cup but hot water seemed to melt it off.
Let me know if anyone has any other tips.
post #33 of 54
I also got some tissue paper to try out the window stars in Valentine colours. I can't wait!
post #34 of 54
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If you live in a cold climate, you could make ice hearts with colored water in similar molds and hang them on trees outdoors.

We do this every winter with heart-shaped and regular silicon muffin pans.

It is a toddler friendly craft, and looks really pretty.

I've also frozen larger block of colored ice in cake pans, etc, which we either hang up or play with in the yard (treasure hunt is fun!)
post #35 of 54
for vday we will be making pinecone birdfeeders to hang up outside, and will also go outside with trashbags and clean up the earth. we want to show the kids that it is important not only to show love for each other on this day, but also the earth and its creatures. with that said, here is a link from martha to make cute felt-heart hat(she also has a tutorial for making heart soaps):http://www.marthastewart.com/article...fts-for-babies
post #36 of 54
is there a pattern for the pilot hat, or just that image?
post #37 of 54
not sure where martha obtained the pilot cap, but you could buy a white organic pilot cap at hannaanderson.com for $6. i imagine you could use regular or natural dyes to give it valentines colors. hanna also has a pink organic pilot cap.......
post #38 of 54
They had a cute project in the latest issue of Kiwi Mag that I am going to try and make for my boys. You basically use a "loner" sock to make into love bugs. My boys LOVE ladybugs and I thought this was so cute and now they can each have their own. It seemed simple enough that I could make three before Valentine's Day.

I love everyone else's suggestions as well!
post #39 of 54
ooh - the heart shaped icecubes hung outside sound really fun and pretty.

We got a package of assorted sizes of hearts from AC Moore for a few bucks. Dd is having a blast (she's 3) painting them with water color paints, brushing some watered down glue on them, covering them with glitter, gluing smaller hearts to larger ones etc.

We also got 2 hearts on a spring base that open like a clothespin. She painted them and I covered them with superfine sugar like pink glitter. They look so pretty sitting on our mantle!!

We also purchased a pile of wood hearts (33 cents each I think) which she is painting, I'm glittering and will then glue them together into a wreath to hang.

Plus I took some old shrunken, felted wool sweaters and am sewing little stuffed hearts.

We plan to hang up some of the hearts she's painting too.

We already had the glue and paint. The glitter and wood pieces were really cheap!
post #40 of 54
I'm just wondering why Valentines day is celebrated? It's a lovely day of course:, but where is it talked about waldorfs philosophy? What is it exactly? How do you celebrate the whole day? How is it introduced to your children?
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