Pebble in the Pond Environmental Society is based in Powell River, BC Canada. (www.pebpond.com)
See the video version at: http://www.youtube.com/pebblepond
We put together a quick and easy tutorial for you, to help reduce the amount of plastic we use. Kids (8 yrs +) will love this! 
Wax Wrap can have many applications, and is food-safe! Wrap your sandwich in it or make a cone design and use it to replace plastic film produce bags. Use it as a bike seat cover or make clothes out of it. Art? Why not! Come up with your own designs.
Wax Wrap is water-resistant and can be used hundreds of times.

To make one Wax Wrap that is roughly 18" x 18"
You will need:
1- a piece of clean (preferably new), tightly woven (200+ thread count), light-colored 100% cotton fabric.
2- aluminum foil (2 sheets each about  2' x 2'
3- newspaper
4- a clothes iron
5- a handful of grated, 100% natural beeswax
6- a cheese grater or potato peeler

Step 1: Let's Start!

Lay down some newspaper (to protect your table), and cover that with a sheet of aluminum foil. Lay your sheet of parchment paper on top of the aluminum foil, then on top of it all, lay down your cloth flat.
I love this idea! I suppose that circles of fabric with an elastic edging would make good bowl covers, too. 
Thank you for including both actual text as well as the cartoons!&nbsp; That makes the I'ble much more accessible.&nbsp; Very interesting concept!&nbsp; I'm surprised the cool wax doesn't crack from folding and unfolding.<br />
<br /> Thanks! The wax is absorbed into the cloth (I even used linen and silk-- very different effect!) and remains flexible. The trick is not to over-saturate with beeswax. No cracking.<br /> <div id="refHTML">&nbsp;</div>

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