DIY Family Fun: Make Your Own Eco-Friendly Food Wraps!
DIY Reusable Beeswax Wraps
Are you tired of using disposable plastic wraps to keep your food fresh? Do you want to reduce your environmental impact and save money at the same time? Then it's time to try making your own reusable beeswax wraps!
Beeswax wraps are a natural and Eco-friendly alternative to plastic wraps. They are made of cotton fabric coated in a mixture of beeswax and jojoba oil, which creates a seal that keeps your food fresh. Not only are they reusable, but they are also biodegradable, making them an excellent choice for reducing waste.
Here's how to make your own beeswax wraps:
- Cotton fabric (organic is recommended)
- Beeswax (grated or pellets)
- Jojoba oil
- Parchment paper
- Baking sheet
- Cut the cotton fabric into the desired size and shape of your wraps. You can make them in various sizes to fit different food containers.
- Preheat your oven to 200°F.
- Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- Sprinkle the grated beeswax or pellets evenly on the cotton fabric. Use a paintbrush to spread it evenly, covering the entire fabric.
- Drizzle a few drops of jojoba oil on top of the beeswax.
- Place the fabric on the baking sheet and bake for 5-10 minutes, or until the beeswax is melted.
- Remove the baking sheet from the oven and use a paintbrush to spread the melted wax evenly on the fabric.
- Let the wraps cool and harden. Once they are cooled, they are ready to use!
- Use organic cotton fabric to avoid any pesticides or harmful chemicals.
- Be sure to spread the beeswax and jojoba oil evenly on the fabric to ensure proper coverage and seal.
- You can refresh the wraps by placing them in the oven for a few minutes and repeating steps 4-7.
Not only are these DIY beeswax wraps a great alternative to plastic wraps, but they also make for a fun and engaging DIY project for parents and kids alike. Plus, they are customizable, so you can choose your favourite fabric prints and sizes.
So, next time you need to keep your food fresh, skip the plastic wrap and try using your homemade beeswax wrap instead!