Easter is less then a week away! My children have anxiously been waiting for one of our favorite Easter activities for kids…. coloring and decorating Easter eggs. Over the years, we have used store bought dyes, food coloring, and Kool-aid to color our hard boiled eggs. We wanted to try something a little different this year, so we made Melted Crayon Easter Eggs this year.
Supplies for Melted Crayon Easter Eggs:
Directions for Melted Crayon Easter Eggs:
1. Preheat oven to 350°.
2. Remove the paper from the crayons. My children picked purple and pink but you can use any color. We used 2 whole crayons per color to decorate a dozen eggs.
3. Separate the crayons by color into oven-safe bowls.
4. Put the oven-safe bowls into the oven for 10 minutes or until the crayons have melted completely.
5. Place the hard boiled eggs back into the egg carton once they have cooled.
6. While wearing an oven mitt, drip a little melted wax onto each hard boiled egg. Repeat this step for every color that you use. You will want your children to complete this step quickly because the wax cools right away. If the wax cools, simply put the bowls back into the oven to reheat and melt.
* If you are working with small children and it is too difficult for them to wear an oven mitt and tip the bowls to drip the wax, have them use a spoon or popsicle stick to scoop the melted wax out of the bowl and drip it onto the eggs.
7. After the wax cools, remove the eggs from the egg carton.
Place the Melted Crayon Easter Eggs in a Easter basket to create a festive holiday decoration or table centerpiece.