I have always loved decorating Easter eggs and it is such a fun activity to do with your grandchildren. Last year we tried a really fun way using shaving cream and food colouring so this year I searched for another fun way we could dye the eggs and found this fun melted crayon egg tutorial. I cant wait to give it a try this weekend with the grandkids!! Hope you get creative with this activity too 🙂
- Eggs (steps to hard boil the eggs are below)
- A colorful collection of crayons
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).
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.
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.
They’ll make a beautiful addition to any centerpiece – paired with other Easter decorations or simply on their own.
Tutorial from : http://www.jennaburger.com/