Wax Owls

For BL’s birthday, she received a packet of Bendaroos, from a friend. For those of you who have missed out on using Bendaroos, they are thin wax sticks that you can easily bend (thus the name, I’m thinking) into all kinds of shapes. When in shape the wax can be gently pushed together and they stay in place. They come in all kinds of colours and can be snipped into shorter lengths.

Bendaroos are fairly new to us. We have used coloured beeswax before to make wax models, which is one of our favourite winter craft activities. Often we add them to candles as decoration. The instructions for the Bendaroos state that they should not be used near a flame, so we’ll carry on using the bees wax for candles, me thinks.

This is the view from my computer today. The children opted to make owls at the weekend, from the Bendaroos.

Today, I’m busy doing admin. I would far rather be snipping and sewing some fabric. The sunlight is just filtering through the lighter wax and making these little owls glow. They make me smile every time I look at them.

Especially this owl, which looks such a character.

Okay. Back to the admin. Smile!

Anything making you smile today?

(The Glastonbury Tor sun catcher is shop bought.)

18 thoughts on “Wax Owls

  • Thursday 17 November, 2011 at 9:55 pm
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    The little owls are sweet! And I know how you feel about admin …

    Pomona x

    • Thursday 17 November, 2011 at 10:03 pm
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      Ah admin. The lists…the emails…the trying to figure out…thank goodness for happy children’s art!

  • Thursday 17 November, 2011 at 9:58 pm
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    Those owls are so cute. I love how they are on the window letting the sunlight through.
    Anne xx

    • Thursday 17 November, 2011 at 10:03 pm
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      I tried them up on the window, just as a place to put them. The sunlight was a happy coincidence! Makes me smile!

  • Friday 18 November, 2011 at 1:21 am
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    They are lovely :0)

    • Friday 18 November, 2011 at 2:38 pm
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      Thanks Val. I didn’t perch them right, at first and they kept on falling down when the sun shone on them. Not good fliers!

    • Friday 18 November, 2011 at 2:36 pm
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      The children will love to know that! 😀

  • Friday 18 November, 2011 at 10:30 am
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    Happy little owls sitting on your windowsill, you’re children are very creative…….admin…yuk! xx

    • Friday 18 November, 2011 at 2:36 pm
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      Hee hee! Couldn’t agree more. 😀 😀

  • Friday 18 November, 2011 at 8:32 pm
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    Admin – yuk, but it must be more pleasant with those lovely little makes in your eyeline. Your children are pretty talented 🙂

    • Tuesday 22 November, 2011 at 1:48 pm
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      Hmm. Admin. Least said. It is good to have the little owls to keep me company.

  • Saturday 19 November, 2011 at 5:51 pm
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    Hi Cheryl, sorry for taking so long to get back to you. You left me a comment about our dear Jewel which was most appreciated- thank you.
    Those owls are very cheery. I love the bone shaped pillow. I have a cushion for my neck on my favourite chair but it’s not bone shaped. I think I will have to make myself one.
    I like your idea of self sufficiency. Are you winning?

    • Tuesday 22 November, 2011 at 1:51 pm
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      There are times that I have self sufficiency triumphs. Other times it is a nod towards, but I keep doing my best! Slowly adding to my skills.

  • Saturday 19 November, 2011 at 11:12 pm
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    Aw, they make me smile, too. So cute!

    My kids are in to bats right now and we have drawings of them hanging all over the house. They make me smile, too. 🙂

    • Tuesday 22 November, 2011 at 1:52 pm
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      Like the idea of your bats. Ours are hibernating at the moment. Miss seeing them in the evening. Maybe I should get the children to make some too!

  • Monday 21 November, 2011 at 5:30 am
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    Wow, Cheryl, you kill me with your creativity. I love that weather flannelboard! And the elf embroidery. And of course, you’ve passed on the creative gene to your kids. Those owls make me smile.

    • Tuesday 22 November, 2011 at 1:54 pm
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      Thanks Jodi! So much fun making with felt. Love crafting with purpose, but really appreciate the children’s creations, just for their cheerfulness.

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