Friday, April 3, 2009

Friday Fun Farm Facts

Soy crayons have been created to replace toxic petroleum-wax crayons, soy crayons are safer to use, brighter in color, and less expensive to produce.

One acre (43,560 square feet) of soybeans can produce 82,368 crayons.

ETA: Here's a short article on the processing of soybeans into wax. Thanks, mulchandmore, for asking! I didn't know, either. And here's more information on soy silk (not to be confused with soy milk).


  1. Interesting, my daughter makes soy candles, they burn cleaner and longer than parafin. Do you have any info on the processing of the soy wax?
    I've also spun soy silk and wonder how that is made?

  2. I found something about soy wax and edited the post so you can go read about it. Soy silk? to see if I can find out about that, too.


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