Thursday, April 28, 2016

Beeswax Snails


"Slowly, slowly, very slowly creeps the garden snail.
Slowly, slowly very slowly, up the garden rail.
Quickly, quickly very quickly runs the little mouse.
Quickly, quickly very quickly to his little house!"



'Frontier Dreams' has a tutorial on making Beeswax Snails.
http://frontierdreams.blogspot.ca/2010/04/beeswax-snail-tutorial.html
Since beeswax is a bit challenging to use, this is a fantastic, simple intro project.
The first task, is to search for empty snail shells!
Once we found two, we got to work warming our hands by friction.


The beeswax smells amazing and once warmed, can be manipulated into shapes. The snail shape is simple enough for starters. Adding antennae starts to get a little complicated!


The results are super sweet!!

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