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Old 12-01-2007, 10:45 PM - Thread Starter
 
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I'd like to introduce a friend to the idea of letting kid's play with beeswax. What are some of the benefits? Here's what I have so far...

~ Helps children to release energy
~ Soothing, relaxing for children (and adults)
~ Organic, non-toxic
~ Environmentally-friendly
~ Does not require batteries
~ Can be used over and over
~ Does not crumble or dry out

What else????

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-Smells gorgeous
-Feels lovely and warm in the hand
-Can be used for more than modeling, like window or candle decorating.
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-Smells gorgeous
-Feels lovely and warm in the hand
Ooo...yes!

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-Can be used for more than modeling, like window or candle decorating.
Forgot about that. Thanks!
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It helps strengthen children's fingers to prepare them for writing.

Creates flexibility in the hands - with the same future writing benefit.
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It helps strengthen children's fingers to prepare them for writing.

Creates flexibility in the hands - with the same future writing benefit.
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Thank you!!!
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can someone direct me on making modeling beeswax at home? the beeswax we have from our local supply is great for candles, but far too hard to model with - what do I mix in with it to soften it up?

oh, and as a benefit and to quote my son "it makes our house smell heavenly!".
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can someone direct me on making modeling beeswax at home? the beeswax we have from our local supply is great for candles, but far too hard to model with - what do I mix in with it to soften it up?

oh, and as a benefit and to quote my son "it makes our house smell heavenly!".
Good question! I hope someone has the answer for you so I can learn too!

I e-mailed Stockmar to ask what they add to their modeling beeswax to make it more pliable and get a non-answer about how everything they make is safe and non-toxic. Good to know...but that still doesn't tell me *what* is added to soften it, which is what I'm curious about!
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hmm, so far I've only come up with adding Lanolin. I'll post when I try it!
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hmm, so far I've only come up with adding Lanolin. I'll post when I try it!

thanks!
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We store our beeswax in a spot that gets indirect, yet steady sun and it is much easier to work with now that when we stored it in the closet. =) =)
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I read somewhere about making your own, sorry thats not helpful, but I seem to recall about warming it up and adding mineral oil, I think that was the oil.

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