Melted Crayon Easter Eggs with Kids
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Melted Crayon Easter Eggs – Our Favorite Egg Decorating Technique!


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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Melted Crayon Easter Eggs – Our Favorite Egg Decorating Technique!


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    April 3, 2010 at 5:46 pm

    Wow. These really are gorgeous!! Did you have any complaints about hot eggs, or did the egg carton eliminate the need to hold them?

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    April 3, 2010 at 5:59 pm

    We did the same thing today…not really on purpose, but once we discovered how cool it was to see the melted designs we all got in on the fun. They really do turn out beautifully. Have a very Happy Easter and Be-lated Birthday wishes, too.

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    April 3, 2010 at 6:55 pm

    ooooh! Those are wonderful. I love the idea of melting the wax with the heat of the cooked egg!

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    Sarah N.
    April 3, 2010 at 8:20 pm

    Those are so beautiful! I love the melted wax idea.

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    [email protected]
    April 3, 2010 at 8:22 pm

    You constantly amaze me.
    These are GORGEOUS and I love the whole concept of melted wax relief on eggs.
    Sending blessings to you and yours,
    Sharon Lovejoy Writes from Sunflower House and a Little Green Island

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    The Artful Parent
    April 3, 2010 at 8:24 pm

    No complaints about the hot eggs (because of the egg cartons), although we turned them very quickly/gingerly in order to draw on the other end as well.

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    The Artful Parent
    April 3, 2010 at 8:26 pm

    Ooh! Love your photos, too!

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    April 3, 2010 at 5:32 pm

    Beautiful! I’m going to put some pictures of our dyeing extravaganza up in a bit – you can check em out!

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    April 3, 2010 at 6:29 pm

    Great idea! I love the melted wax. We did something similar today but by melting some wax and trying to apply it, and it wasn’t all that successful. I’m definitely going to try this next year.

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    April 3, 2010 at 11:14 pm

    Great designs on those eggs. The color combinations came out really fun. I just tried some of those today with my munchkin. Attempting a tape resist is fun too.

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    April 4, 2010 at 2:12 am

    What an interesting technique! You’d think I would have heard of them all by now, but every year I see a new one I hadn’t known about. Thanks for sharing, and happy Easter.

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    April 4, 2010 at 11:27 am

    These turned out great! Perhaps I’ll have to try this one next year.

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    grow taller
    April 7, 2010 at 1:01 am

    These are GORGEOUS and I love the whole concept of melted wax relief on eggs.

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    April 7, 2010 at 10:13 pm

    Lovely! We blew the insides out of our eggs before we drew on them and dyed them. I’m glad we did ‘blowing’ because I never have before and it was fun. But really, we forgot to eat the insides anyway – and our crayon wax just didn’t look so great – next year eh!

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    maggy, red ted art
    April 10, 2010 at 4:34 pm

    Wow, these are so pretty! Will have to have a go next year!!! ;-) will also bookmark your site, such lovely things.
    Was wondering – would you like to take part in my Get Crafty monthly post – looking for lots of fun craft submissions to inspire others… this month’s theme is red:
    Would LOVE to have you on board!!

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    April 16, 2010 at 8:35 am

    Love the photo with the daffodils in it!!

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    July 10, 2010 at 8:22 am

    wow….! those are really cool and very beautiful.. i wonder how few people come up with such a new ideas…. im definately going to try this. great job and thanks..

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    Melissa @ the chocolate muffin tree
    April 16, 2011 at 8:23 pm

    I don’t know how I missed this last year!! Thanks for sharing it again! We will definitely be doing this! I love drawing with crayons on warming trays!

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    April 20, 2011 at 2:52 pm

    I just did this with my kids. We really enjoyed it! Thanks for inspiring us. Here’s the link:

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    April 23, 2011 at 2:23 pm

    Can’t thank you enough…shared it with friends too and it was so loooved by all!

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    March 11, 2012 at 1:38 pm

    What a fun idea! Sounds like the perfect project for my daughter.

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    Kari - the Sweetest Memory
    March 19, 2012 at 1:49 am

    so pretty!

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    April 3, 2012 at 6:48 am

    I love this idea and I’m thinking I’ll try it with my 1.5 yr old this Friday – he can scribble on the eggs and I’ll do the dye-dipping… however just one question: how long do you need to hold the eggs in the dye for it to take?
    Thanks for sharing this lovely Easter project! I sometimes find it hard to find the right creative activities for my little one.

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    July 7, 2012 at 9:50 pm

    I love to play easter eggs hunts it makes me think of a place that I could see lots of animals.I wish the animals is going to hide eggs and we find it

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