Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Making Fun And EASY Fancy Decorated Easter Eggs (With Crayons)

Here is one of my favorite Easter Eggs from last year, and believe it or not, it was pretty easy to make.  I'm saving some of our eggs out so I can do these again this year too.

Note: DON'T boil the eggs for this ahead of time.  You need the eggs nice and hot because they will melt the crayon wax.

You might want to experiment with different types of crayons.  I had the best luck with normal crayons, but also used the cheaper ones we got at restaurants with the kids meals.  They do melt a little differently.

You Need:
1. Freshly boiled eggs (They need to be HOT)
2. A thick napkin to help hold your egg (Or you can use the egg carton)
3. Crayons (more colors make it more fun)
4. Egg dye

1. Place a HOT hard boiled egg in a carton, or hold it in your hand by using something like a napkin or rubber glove (they type you wear to wash the dishes)
2.  Begin holding a crayon against the egg so the wax will melt
3. Make designs on the sides, let it melt from the top and drizzle down the sides, etc
4. When you have your egg decorated the way you like, set it aside to cool, then you can leave it or dip it in egg dye like normal eggs

Reposted from my original blog Wendi's Book Corner ~ Rainy Day Reads (and More) in Seattle, some things may have been edited, originally published April, 2012


Ashley S said...

Oh wow, that is so cool looking! Thanks so much for sharing :)

Maureen Timerman said...

Love this idea...we will try it on Saturday!!

Elena Gwynne said...

That is such a neat idea!

I know I used to use a white crayon on cold eggs for some simple wax resist work on some of my dyed eggs (do it before the egg goes into the dye).

Young At Heart Mommy said...

These look awesome! I am definitely going to do these with my daughter. They turned out beautiful.
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Diane N - Philzendia said...

So cool. I want to try this!

Piglet99 said...

Love this idea - I think the kids and I will be doing this tomorrow!!

Samantha said...

Thanks for the great idea! Love love love it!


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