Making wax dipped teddy bears can be a lot of fun, especially when you get to do all the deciding. Wax dipped teddy bears will make great gift ideas for Christmas or even Easter. Homemade items have always shown people that they are loved. It means a lot when someone goes shopping for you and really has to think about it. But it means even more when that person has to make it. Remember, when making these bears to be careful.
- A tin (or something to melt the wax in, cake pan, pot or maybe even an old crock-pot that’s been hidden under a cabinet.)
- Rubber gloves
- Teddy Bear
- Wax paper
- Fragrant oil
The first thing you need to do is make sure you have your gloves on. You don’t want to get burned. Take your wax and toss it in your tin or pot to melt thoroughly. If does clump up at the bottom of the pan sometimes so you might need to stir it a bit. Turn the burner off once the wax is completely boiled. Add your fragrance. Only about 1-1.5 oz though, you don’t want too much. Dip your teddy bear into the wax and pull him back out. Squeeze out as much wax as you can. With a fork, quickly fluff your teddy bear into the shape that you want him, this includes any expressions. Don’t take too long though or he’ll have clumps of wax all over him. If you are satisfied with the way he looks place him on a piece of wax paper and let him dry.
Tip 1: To keep the expression and positions you want for your bear, try using toothpicks.
Tip 2: To speed up the drying process you might want to use a blow dryer.