Easter Egg Decorating- Melted Crayon

29 March 2015

Easter Egg Decorating- Melted Crayon

To mark the beginning of the Easter holiday I have decided to post a series of crafts that are fun to do with your little  ones. These are melted crayon decorated eggs. They work better on white eggs but unfortunately we couldn't find any.The idea is that the shells of the boiled eggs are warm enough to melt the wax of the crayons giving a more vivid colour and an easier consistency for drawing.
To begin you can either hard boil or blow the eggs ( making small holes in the shell to blow the contents of the egg out), I would suggest hard boiling because the shells stay warmer longer but my daughter is fussy about eating them so we opted for blown eggs. One advantage of blow eggs is that they don't go off as they are empty shells but they are a lot more fragile.
To blow the eggs make a small hole either end of the egg, with a metal BBQ skewer or similar implement, about 5mm across so it's big enough to fit a straw through as this helps break up the yoke and encourage it out of the other hole. We did this over a Tupper where so that we could make scrambled eggs afterwards.
 
Boil your eggs, drain and hold in a tea towel or napkin to protect your fingers  and begin drawing. If the crayons begin returning to normal consistency you can let the egg sit on the bottom of the still hot pan to warm up again.