How to Make Wax Animal Air Fresheners

These are the easiest gifts to make for any occasion. Depending on the animal, you can use them for baby showers or birthdays. They can make perfect Christmas presents. Or you can just make them for the joy of making them.

You will need:
1 lb candle wax
1 tsp scented……..I use different essential oils as well as soap and candle scents.
2 or 3 small stuffed animals……..ones with long hair make a cuter finished product.
Kitchen Tongs (very important to prevent injury. The wax is hot!)
Wax Paper
Clear plastic bag
Bows, ribbons, and tags for gift giving.
These are the steps:

Prepare your work space. You want to be able to start and finish in one interval. Cover your work space with the wax paper.

#1. Melt the wax in a clean pan. I put one pan inside another, like a double boiler, and turn the heat on medium.

#2. Let the wax cool slightly and stir in the scented oil. Add just a drop at first. If the wax is too hot, you will see a cloud form and the scent is escaping. Let the wax cool down a little more.

#3. Dip the animals into the wax, one at a time, making sure they are completely covered with the wax. Turn the animal as needed with the tongs. Lift the animal out of the wax and let it drain above the pan for a minute or so. You will see the wax pouring off of it.

#4. Set the animal on the wax paper and adjust. You may want it to be laying down or maybe set the ears in a particular way. You might even have the arms or legs crossed. As the animal cools, the wax will harden and make this process permanent. This is also the time you want to ruffle the fur, as I call it. Just brush the fur with the tongs a little so that it is not plastered down.

Repeat steps 3 and 4 until you are out of wax or animals. My kids loved helping me with this project so much that as I was dipping the last animal, they were bringing more.

Once the animals are completely cooled, you can put them the plastic bags. Tie a ribbon on the top and form a bow. That’s all there is to it.
Have fun and experiment with different animals.

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