Paula’s been busy experimenting with how to make organic crayons, and here’s the recipe that she’s found works wonderfully!

You will need:

  • A silicon mould with shape of choice – you might already have an ice cube tray you could use
  • 1 cup of beeswax
  • 1 tablespoon of coconut oil
  • Dye – candle dye or natural such as turmeric and beetroot
  • Tin can – squash the sides to make the mixture easier to pour out
  • A stick to stir – I used a wooden chopstick

How to do it:

  1. Place the beeswax, coconut oil and whatever you are using for a dye into your tin can and double boil
  2. Stir well until the wax has melted and the colour has mixed in
  3. Carefully pour into your silicon mould to set

These would make lovely party gifts. Remember to label the ingredients in case of allergies

About the Author: Paula Woodman

Paula is a Montessori teacher and Forest School Leader who has run the much loved Woodentots Montessori nurseries in North London for over 30 years. Recently recognised as Montessorian of the Year, Paula’s schools offer a unique and rich mix of Montessori, Steiner and Forest School, with child-led creativity at their core.