Creating Colorful Easter Eggs with Melted Crayons

March 18, 2014

Create colorful EASTER EGGS using Melted Crayons.  It's easy to do + KIDS will LOVE it. Read the tutorial now or Pin for Later!

In just about a month, another Easter will be upon us.  Along with focusing on the importance of Easter, creating colorful eggs is often a tradition that many kids enjoy as the holiday approaches, mine included!  A basket filled with eggs of varying hues can make a gorgeous centerpiece and is the ideal reminder that Spring is on it’s way – I hope.

A new and unique alternative idea that you may want to try this year is to use crayons instead of the traditional food coloring or store-bought dye kits.  I have to tell you, the result will be unexpectedly awesome!  Have you ever felt that the traditional food coloring or dyes don’t create an intense enough color?  Yes, you can leave the eggs in the dye filled cup for hours, but what child wants to wait that long? Mine certainly don’t…  With the technique of using melted crayons, the color can be as bright (or subtle) as you’d like and the result is instant…

Here are the steps I took with my kids to create Colorful Easter Eggs Using Melted Crayons…

Supplies Needed:

  • Eggs (steps to hard boil the eggs are below)
  • A colorful collection of crayons

Create colorful EASTER EGGS using Melted Crayons.  It's easy to do + KIDS will LOVE it. Read the tutorial now or Pin for Later!To start off…

1.Put the eggs in a pot and fill the pot with cold water so it covers the eggs about 1-2″.

2.Once the eggs come to a full boil, remove the pot from the stove and cover for 12 minutes (so they create a hard-boiled egg).

3.Carefully remove the eggs from the pot and let them stand for about 1-2 minutes (the eggs will be very hot, so be sure to use tongs when removing them from the pot).

Create colorful EASTER EGGS using Melted Crayons.  It's easy to do + KIDS will LOVE it. Read the tutorial now or Pin for Later!

Here comes the fun part…

4. Using crayons, start drawing on your egg.  Be creative. Get the kids involved.  It’s a lot of fun to try different patterns and to mix the colors. For our eggs, I used one color as the base, then added another color on top.  I smudged in the background hue which gave a fun, swirly look.

Create colorful EASTER EGGS using Melted Crayons.  It's easy to do + KIDS will LOVE it. Read the tutorial now or Pin for Later!

Because of the hot exterior of the egg, the crayon will melt on the egg’s surface.  Once your masterpiece is finished, gently place the egg into the original egg holder and place it into the refrigerator.  After a few minutes they will be cool and the decorated eggs can be handled and displayed as you’d like.

Create colorful EASTER EGGS using Melted Crayons.  It's easy to do + KIDS will LOVE it. Read the tutorial now or Pin for Later!

They’ll make a beautiful addition to any centerpiece – paired with other Easter decorations or simply on their own.

Create colorful EASTER EGGS using Melted Crayons.  It's easy to do + KIDS will LOVE it. Read the tutorial now or Pin for Later!

Create colorful EASTER EGGS using Melted Crayons.  It's easy to do + KIDS will LOVE it. Read the tutorial now or Pin for Later!

Want to save it and/or pin it for later use?  Here’s a quick graphic to remember the steps…

Create colorful EASTER EGGS using Melted Crayons.  It's easy to do + KIDS will LOVE it. Read the tutorial now or Pin for Later!

Enjoy and Happy Easter Egg Decorating!


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Comments

  1. A great idea.
    Love it 😍

  2. That is so cool! I will be giving this a try with my boys. Love it :)

  3. Great idea! The eggs are beautiful/

  4. What a fun idea!!! ~Christy
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  5. Ha, I just pinned these yesterday without even realizing they were yours. Love them!
    Julia@Cuckoo4Design recently posted..My new nesting tables with Holly & Martin

  6. Hi. We tried this today and loved it. One question though, how did you turn the eggs without the cranyon smudging? We have whole sections of cranyon that wipes off when we turned the eggs to do the other sides… maybe the answer is “very carefully”. ;)

    Thanks!

    • I’m sorry to be responding so late to you since Easter is now over, but yes the melted crayon can get smudged, so holding the egg carefully or using an egg holder will help with that. I guess you can use that tip for next year, lol…

  7. I JUST tried this with my boys. They loved it! :) Thanks so much for sharing this fun and creative idea!
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