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Learn how to make DIY Beeswax Yarn Sticks with our simple step-by-step guide. Bring this versatile and natural craft material into your DIY projects!
Beeswax is an amazing natural product that can be used for many things from lotions and chapstick to food wraps and candles.
We used beeswax to preserve fall leaves and keep them from turning brown too quickly, and today, we’re going to use it to make another fun craft project.
We will dip pieces of yarn into melted beeswax to make DIY waxed yarn sticks – a fun kids’ toy!
Let’s do it!
How to Make DIY Beeswax Yarn Sticks
Step 1. Gather Supplies
- Saucepan or crockpot – used for melting beeswax only (you’ll never get the beeswax off)
- Stovetop, double boiler, or hot plate
- Tongs – I like to use tongs with silicone tips.
- Parchment Paper
Step 2. Slowly melt beeswax in a pan or crockpot on LOW heat.
Beeswax has a low melting point and can be volatile and flammable at high heat.
Melt the beeswax slowly and carefully.
NOTE: Buy a pan or crockpot at a thrift store or garage sale. After you use it to melt beeswax once, it will forever be your beeswax pot because you’ll never get the beeswax off.
Step 2. Cut sections of yarn.
I cut sections of yarn that were about 8″-9″ long.
Step 3. Once the beeswax is completely melted, carefully place the pieces of yarn into the wax, one at a time.
The yarn may sizzle and bubble in the wax as any air bubbles escape.
Step 4. Once it’s done bubbling, carefully remove the yarn with tongs and lay it out flat onto parchment paper to cool and harden.
Step 5. Repeat for all pieces of yarn.
Once the yarn sticks have hardened, they’re ready to be played with!
You can bend the waxed yarn sticks, making shapes or designs with them.
Beeswax is 100% natural and non-toxic so it’s the perfect medium to use for these DIY wax yarn sticks.
You can experiment with making these using different types, thicknesses, and colors of yarn, as well as varying the lengths of the yarn pieces.
While beeswax isn’t cheap, a little goes a long way, so you can make a whole bunch of waxed yarn sticks!