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What is the best (ie cheapest) site for buying Stockmar block crayons and modelling beeswax? Also, are there other beeswax modelling companies besides Stockmar and Artemis? Thanks everyone!
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I bought my stockmar modeling wax off amazon. I'd be interested to see what others have to say.
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I've purchased mine from Three Sisters Toys (a MDC mama ). I'd ask the mamas in the Waldorf forum...they'd probably know the best.

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A Toy Garden has Stockmar crayons (both block and stick) on sale now ($12.95 for 8 and $22.95 for 16). Three Sisters is slightly cheaper at $11.25 for 8 (either block or stick). Hip Mountain Mama is also similar in price.

Stockmar Modeling Beeswax - Down to Earth Toys has 6 sheets for $12.99. Three Sisters also has a decent price, but they're out of stock (they've said they'll be restocking soon). Hip Mountain Mama is along that same price range at $13.99 for 6. A Toy Garden has a 15 piece for $23.95.

When figuring cheapest price it probably also pays to load some of these things up into a shopping cart and find out what the shipping will be. I've found in some cases that it varies widely and sometimes has made a big difference in price between the two. I vaguely recall seeing Hip Mountain Mama in one of the banner ads on MDC. If you could click on one of those it'd be even better. Some of the retailers I listed above are also listed on Mothering's shopping guide which based upon the links given there I suspect that Mothering may get a portion of the sale from those links as well.

I prefer either Three Sisters of A Toy Garden, but this last time when I wanted to order something just about everything I wanted from Three Sisters was out of stock. In either case the shipping is fast and I really like the customer service.

ETA: I just saw your other question - if you go to Paper, Scissors, Stone they list two different kinds - Stockmar and Stone. I've found their site helpful to see what's out there, but have found their prices (especially if you're placing a smallish order) to be a bit more expensive, especially when you add in the shipping.
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