Homemade Wikki stix

Recipe for Wikki Stix

Wikki Stix Bundles

  • 1 toilet bowl wax ring
  • 1/2 cup paraffin candle wax
  • 1 ball of cotton yarn, cut into 10 inch sections

In addition you will need wax paper,a pair of tongs, and a disposable tin for cooking (recycle large metal coffee can or nacho cheese) I don’t buy anything that comes in a large metal can. I found an old pot at Goodwill for 1.99.

Heat the Wikki Wax

Heat the Wikki Wax

  1. Cut the yarn into 1 foot pieces
  2. Layout sheets of wax paper on the counter.
  3. Fill a pot larger than the tin/old pot half full of water and bring the water to a boil. Place both waxes into the tin/old pot and put it into the pot of water. (Be careful not to get water into the wax pot) Heat the wax until it is melted.
  4. I grabbed one end of one piece of yarn. Dipped it into the melted wax. And laid the string flat on the wax paper without touching each other.
  5. I put a few about 5 on an intermediate sheet of wax paper before quickly transferring them to the second piece of wax paper. It allowed some of the extra wax to come off before hardening.
  6. When cool, cut off the end that the tongs held.
  7. Put 9 in a bundle and wrap the 10th stick around the middle to hold them together.
Dipping the yarn into the wax

Dipping the yarn into the wax


*I bought multi colored yarn so I could have a lot of different colored wikki sticks without buying too many balls of yarn. The wax is a caramel color so the final color will not be the same as the original yarn.
*Now, thinking about it (of course after I already bought the pot), I might have been able to use a tall cookie tin. That is if it didn’t leak?
*You can use a plastic place mat to use the sticks. I have a bunch of educational place mats.
*The commercial name is wikki stix.
*Laminate a piece of paper with a board that matches the child getting it. (cars, princesses,…)

First stage wax drying

First stage wax drying

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