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An easy, mess free way to decorate your easter eggs this year with items you most likely already have. 

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. 
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Step 1: Materials

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Gather the following:
  • Eggs
  • Crayons
  • Bottle Caps (1 for each Egg Decorator)
  • Kitchen Pot
  • Spoon
  • Dish Towel

Step 2: Boil Your Eggs

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Boil your eggs using your favorite method. I place the eggs in a pot of water over high heat on the stove. Once the water is boiling, I turn off the heat and place a lid on the eggs. I then wait for 8-10 minutes while the eggs sit in their just boiled water.

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

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Once your eggs have boiled, remove them from the pot of hot water with a spoon. Dry them with a dish towel. This is essential since the crayon wax will not stick to wet eggs vary well. Let your eggs cool off a little bit, but remember they have to be hot enough to melt the wax.

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. 

ill have to try thisss

So cute, you have inspired me to try this week. Love your egg stand!

arete011 year ago

so cute

Ailyn 32111 year ago
wow its so pretty