Yes, you can even use beeswax for art! This is called encaustic art. Artists layer colored beeswax on a canvas to create a 3-D look. Kids can try this at home, too. Here's some ideas.
Make sure that you have a parent help you as the wax will be hot!!
Put beeswax and colored crayons (broken into small pieces and unwrapped) in a muffin tin. Melt at 200 degrees Fahrenheit in the oven. After having a parent remove the tray from the oven, use a butter knife to carefully layer color on a piece of cardboard. Try making a sunrise/sunset or other scene! The beeswax will harden very quickly, so just add another layer if you make a mistake.
This is a fun project to do during Christmas vacation with your family. What a great new way to use beeswax!
"Bee in the Know": One of the first groups to keep bees, the Egyptians (along with the Greeks and Romans) also made artwork using beeswax. It was even used to decorate coffins for mummies!