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Thursday, April 21, 2011

Easter Egg Decorating

Melted Crayon Eggs
When the most humble of art supplies meets the shell of a just-boiled egg, the crayon wax softens, and the colors swirl together in a magical way. The results are fast, fun, and gorgeous.
  • white eggs
  • tongs
  • empty egg carton
  • crayons
  1. Hard-boil white eggs. Remove them from the hot water with tongs or a slotted spoon, dry them, and rest them in an empty egg carton or on plastic bottle caps (an adult's job).
  2. Color them with the crayons' tips or remove the paper coverings and use the crayons' sides. For a speckled effect, grate a crayon and sprinkle the bits over the eggs. The waxy eggs are very slippery, so take care when turning them to color the underside.
     When you're done coloring, leave them to dry for about an hour.

     I plan to make these with my little girls on Friday, I have so many broken crayons it is a great way to use up all the left over crayons. My advice for parents with small kids is to make sure the eggs are not to hot before you let your little ones handle them. Hope you all enjoy!

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