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Roman Wax Tablet

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Roman Wax Tablet

Wax tablets are thought to have been used by the Romans as a re-usable and portable writing surface. You can write on the surface using a pointed stick, or stylus, and then can ‘wipe the slate clean’ by warming the wax and smoothing the surface.  What you need: Cardboard Black and brown crayons or paints Wax - table candles are ideal Skewer or other pointy stick/sharp pencil String (or you can use the wick of the candles you use)  Cut out four rectangles from cardboard of the size that you would like to make your tablet. Cut out a central rectangle from two of these...

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