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Melted Crayon Eggs for Easter

by Jean Van't Hul
April 21, 2011

Melted crayon eggs are easier than you might think and fun to do with kids. Draw on hot eggs first for the best crayon resist effect on your Easter eggs.

Melted Crayon Eggs for Easter

We had so much fun last year with our melted crayon Easter eggs (and they were so beautiful!), that we made them again.

This year we were able to share the process with good friends who have been visiting from out of state.

Here are the photos and instructions…

How to Make Melted Crayon Eggs


  • White eggs, freshly hard-boiled and still hot*
  • Crayons
  • Egg dye kit

*How to Keep Your Eggs Hot

We boil our eggs, then just keep our eggs in the pan of hot water and a few out at a time to work on.

If you have cold hard-boiled eggs, you could put them on a baking sheet in a low-temperature oven (around 275 degrees Fahrenheit) to heat up.


Melted Crayon Eggs for Easter - Drawing on the Hot Eggs

Draw on the freshly boiled eggs with crayons. As the crayon touched the hot egg, it melts on smoothly, making vibrant designs.

Melted Crayon Eggs for Easter - Toddler Version

Even Daphne, age 1, enjoyed drawing on an egg (hers was warm, not hot).

Melted Crayon Eggs for Easter - Dyeing the Eggs

Dye your melted crayon eggs.

Maia and Nikhil both really got into dying their eggs (of course!) and watching how the melted crayon designs interacted with the dye colors they chose.

I really love this technique! So fun to make and such an artful end result!

Making Melted Crayon Easter Eggs with Kids

As you can see, all the colors look great, but if you draw on the eggs with white, yellow, or another light color, I think the crayon-resist results are especially striking.

We had lots of scribbles and doodles this time, but you can also draw images such as faces, flowers, mandalas, insects, or whatever!

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

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