Beeswax ‘echidnas’

Yesterday morning was quite humid so we played outside in the fresh air. Master D’s crystal monkeys (we made crystals on pipe cleaners and for some reason they are now monkeys!) and gnome had tree climbing adventures 🙂

After a while he drifted back over to where I’d been making some gnomes, and near where Little Miss Q was lying on her blanket looking at our springtime blooms. There he discovered some beeswax I’d left out to soften.

We both worked the wax in our hands, enjoying the warm feel and honey scent. His beeswax then turned into a sun egg (we’ve been reading The Sun Egg by Elsa Beskow), before turning into the sun.

The other wax became an ‘echidna’ – ‘this one is the daddy one with a big spiky tail!’

Not long afterwards a great storm came over and we sat under the patio and watched!

Thanks for reading, Kelly

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  • Reply Beth ( November 9, 2011 at 7:14 am

    Very cute! I’m enjoying brwosing through your blog! I wanted to invite you to link up at TGIF Linky Party ( I am also your newest follower. I’d love for you to follow me back, if you want =-)

  • Reply Shauna Nosler November 10, 2011 at 11:36 am

    Wish I could still be on a blanket like that in the yard- looks like your weather is nice too 🙂 Following from today’s hop – hope you have time to stop by and return the favor soon 🙂

  • Reply Mama Pea Pod November 11, 2011 at 12:43 am

    Oh, how lovely to be enjoying spring right now!Thanks for linking up to the Outdoor Play party this week! Welcome and hope we’ll see you back regularly. The linky party goes up every Friday. You can copy and paste the Outdoor Play Party button from the party post on your post or sidebar.Also, we are pinning ideas from the party on Pinterest too. If you follow one of us on Pinterest you can find the board titled ‘Outdoor Play Linky Ideas’.Jane @ Mama Pea Pod 🙂

  • Reply Carrie November 12, 2011 at 2:08 pm

    How fun!! I have some beeswax that I’ve been trying to figure out what to do with it with Hazel. We will definitely have to try this. Thank you so much for sharing it at Crafty Moms Share!

  • Reply Abbie November 15, 2011 at 11:19 am

    Love outdoor tummy time for little ones! My daughters use to spend hours like that while I worked in the yard, studied or just enjoyed the sun myself. Great craft project!Thanks for sharing on the outdoor play link up and posting our button too!

  • Reply Laura @Art For Little Hands November 18, 2011 at 9:31 pm

    your house sounds like a magical place. So glad you shared with Monday Madness. I love reading your life and posts!

  • Reply Brooke @ Let Kids Create November 19, 2011 at 12:35 am

    Oh how this makes me long for spring. It looks like a relaxing day to spend outdoors. Thanks for sharing on Monday Madness.

  • Reply Charlene @ Adventures In Mommy Land November 19, 2011 at 9:22 pm

    Such fun!

    Thanks for sharing on Hey Mom, Look What I Did at Adventures In Mommy Land..hope to see you again soon!

  • Reply Science Sparks November 23, 2011 at 7:02 am

    What lovely weather you are having. thank you for linking up to science sparks. I love the bees’ wax. x

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