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Making Beeswax Wraps: A more sustainable alternative to plastic wrap

August 19 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm


Join MEEA and KACEE for a conversation and tutorial with Pam Martin of the Kansas Wetlands Center, KDWPT on making your own beeswax food wraps! Simple and affordable to make, reusable, and long-lasting, beeswax wraps are a more sustainable alternative to using single-use plastic wrap (Saran Wrap and the like).


Please see the materials list below. If you plan to make your own wraps alongside Pam’s tutorial, you’ll need to purchase and/or have on hand the following items. (It’s also OK to just watch the tutorial and try your hand and making wraps later!)

  • 100% cotton fabric
  • Pinking shears (or regular scissors)
  • Stencils & fabric markers (if desired)
  • .35 oz pine resin*
  • 1.25 oz beeswax pastilles, or grated*
  • 1 Tbsp jojoba oil*
  • Large Popsicle stick
  • Parchment paper
  • Tape
  • Paint brush
  • Iron
  • Double boiler or canning jar (Mason jar) and saucepan

*Pine resin can be purchased online; beeswax & jojoba oil can be found in the candle section of big box craft stores, from local beekeepers, at some grocery stores and farmers’ markets.

Search for local beekeepers here if you’d prefer to support a small local business with your purchases!



August 19
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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