Have you ever wondered how to get those cute blushed cheeks on your handmade toys and dolls?! It gives an irresistible cuteness effect and sometimes it`s exactly what your doll needs.
Lovely rosy cheeks to your amigurumi or Waldorf dolls can be achieved with colored beeswax and a little cotton cloth. There is an alternative to blush the cheeks with your own make-up rouge, but in my experience it won`t last as long and the color isn`t as bright as with the beeswax.
I am using Stockmar beeswax blocks. Some people claim they`re not 100% natural and might therefor be harmful for kids, especially when chewn. But you really should eat the block, so the small amount applied to the cheeks doesn`t harm your kid in any way.
In this short video I will show you how the blushing works.
The important thing I have discovered is not to rub the surface too much. Some yarns tend to get fuzzy because of that.