Here’s a fun one. Save the wax casings from babybell cheeses and use them to make a wax model of the nearest plastic toy, which in this case is Garfield.
I used plasticene to make the mold which turned out to be a mistake as it stuck like crazy to the wax. Oops, let’s back up a step. Squish the plasticence over the model making sure all the detail is captured. You will need to make the mold in two parts then push them lightly together. Use a scraping tool (or end of a spoon) to poke inside and smooth out the joining lines.
Heat the babybell wax in a metal bowl over boiling water (just like melting chocolate) and pour it into the waiting mold. Now wait a few hours, or overnight to be sure.
Now the tricky part is taking the plasticene off. The large bits come of by hand but I needed to use paint thinners and a metal tool to slowly peel off of the small stuck bits.
If I ever do this again I’ll experiment with vaseline inside the mold. Anyway, this is how it all worked out.