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Melted Crayon Easter Eggs – Our Favorite Egg Decorating Technique!

by Jean Van't Hul
April 3, 2010

Melted crayon Easter eggs are simple, yet fun and beautiful. If you’re going to choose only one egg decorating idea, I highly recommend melted crayon eggs!
Making Melted Crayon Easter Eggs with Kids

We just finished dyeing and decorating our Easter eggs and we are so, so happy with them! We made melted crayon Easter eggs. Have you ever tried this technique?

In our humble opinions they are just beautiful!

This is one of our all-time favorite Easter egg decorating ideas.

Here’s how we did it…

Making Melted Crayon Easter Eggs with Kids

Melted Crayon Easter Eggs


*Or skip those last two items and simply use a commercial egg-dyeing kit.


Making Melted Crayon Easter Eggs with Kids

Step 1. Draw on Hot Eggs

First we did our melted crayon drawings on the eggs by drawing on the fresh-boiled eggs while they were still hot. The crayon melted on smoothly as we drew.

Note: We just leave the eggs in the pot of hot water and take out a couple at a time to work on.

Getting Ready to Dye Melted Crayon Easter Eggs

Step 2. Dye Eggs

Then we prepared our dye with about 3/4 cup hot water, a few drops of food coloring, and 1 Tbsp white vinegar per color.

Dyeing Melted Crayon Easter Eggs

We added our eggs to the jars of dye…

A Melted Crayon Easter Egg Face

…and admired our melted crayon Easter eggs as they came out of the dye…

Step 3. Admire and Display Your Easter Eggs!

A Melted Crayon Easter Egg after Dyeing

I love how vibrant the melted crayon drawings and scribbles look on the eggs!

Melted Crayon Easter Eggs

And love the crayon resist effect with the dye.

A Bowl of Melted Crayon Easter Eggs

Between our painted Easter rocks, our bowl full of melted crayon Easter eggs, and our bouquet of daffodils from the garden, I think we’re ready for Easter.

Have you tried melted crayon Easter eggs? If not highly recommend it!

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