These beeswax letters are super simple to make, and are an eco-friendly alternative to resin. They are affordable, and have a natural handmade charm. The pressed leaves were gathered on our daily walks, which connects an experience and memory to the learning material, making them more impactful. They are the same hardness and texture as crayons, so if your child is still snapping crayons, they may not be ready for these yet. If taken care of properly, they can last for years and years! You can find a lot of different silicone molds in any shape you can imagine. Once you start, you can’t stop! We have quite the collection of beeswax toys and crafts, you can find all the beeswax crafts we’ve made here.
The beeswax letters work great with our Spelling Cards. Pictured below is our Nature Alphabet Flash Cards. They look great on our homeschool bookshelf. My boys gravitate to them everyday. Also on our shelf is the Melissa and Doug Birdhouse Kit. The boys loved building this kit with their dad’s drill. We use this Magnetic Knife Block as an easel to display our flash cards. It’s very sturdy and looks great.
How to Make Beeswax Letters
- Boil water, add beeswax to your double boiler.
- Arrange flowers and leaves into your mold.
- When the wax is completely melted, pour into the mold over the flowers.
- Let cool completely. Do not move it from the counter, your leaves will shift and no longer be visible.
- Pop the letters out of the mold, and you’re done!
You can also use this mold to make birthday candles. Check out my tutorial on Handmade Beeswax Birthday Candles.
Tips: There are a lot of different shades of beeswax that you can use. If you would like to experiment with color, try adding different spices like turmeric, beet powder, matcha powder, etc. You can also use your silicone molds with used crayons to make new ones or with ice for fun sensory play. You could melt chocolate in them and spell your child’s name; the possibilities are endless.