There are lots of store bought kits out there to help kids and adults alike dye their Easter eggs, and the results are beautiful. This year, I felt like doing something a little different with materials I already had. As a kid I had countless crayons--broken ones and sharp new ones in what seemed like every color of the rainbow--which have become my new medium for Easter egg decorations. The wax melts beautifully, there are hundreds of colors, and it's mess free with great results.
Step 1: Materials
- Bottle Caps (1 for each Egg Decorator)
- Kitchen Pot
- Dish Towel
Step 2: Boil Your Eggs
Boiling is a key step because it heats your eggs up. The crayons will only melt onto the eggs if each egg is hot.
Step 3: Drying
NOTE: I like to remove the eggs with a spoon instead of draining the eggs so that I can reuse the water for other things like watering my plants once it's cooled.
Step 4: Egg Stand
This is a great time to also remind kids that the egg is hot and that it can burn them. If they are still inclined to touch it or hold on to it while they're drawing try giving them a dish towel to utilize as a barrier between the egg and their skin.
Step 5: Get Fancy
When you're done decorating, let your eggs cool for 20 minutes before moving them. The eggs stay hot for quite some time and consequently the wax can also stay hot and tacky. If you let them cool down, you'll avoid smudging your beautiful designs as well as avoid getting wax on other surfaces.