Sunday, 3 December 2017

Beeswax Wraps

Last week Miriam from Hokitika called into give us a hand to start making our own beeswax wraps.
We've been looking at the Future of Food, how we use it and how we store and preserve it. 
We try and do things in a helpful way for the earth, so we thought if we can cut back on the Glad Wrap and plastic packaging it would be a good thing too.

We trialled two ways:
1. melt beeswax and paint it onto your cloth then bake for a bit in the oven (in tray lined with tinfoil)
2. grate the beeswax and sprinkle it over your fabric then iron (between 2 sheets of non greasy baking paper)

They both had some pros and cons, but seem to be doing an equally effective job with the food wrapping. 
Everyone made at least 2 to take home and we've been using them in our lunchboxes : )
Here's Kelan and his cool pack of 4.



  1. Kia ora Ruma Waru,
    Although this is a 2017 post, I wanted to take the opportunity to welcome you to Tuhi Mai Tuhi Atu for 2018. My name is James and although I don't officially work with Manaiakalani anymore, I love dipping into the class blogs and taking to share in your learning. It looks like you ended 2017 with some amazing hands-on and purposeful learning opportunities. I hope these have already continued into this year. I can't wait to dip back in and see more of your awesome learning, creating and sharing.
    Mā te wā

  2. Hi James, thanks for checking out our blogs, it's good to know we can share what we've been doing! Most of us still use the wraps everyday in our lunches and that was the main idea for it so we aren't sending gladwrap into the ground or oceans.
    Have a great weekend from Ruma Waru