Update: Typically holidays creep up on me so I’m working on having some simple holiday crafts and projects up my sleeve! These fun Easter Eggs involve melting stuff AND decorating so… win-win!
Last week, I skipped #wednesdayplayday in order to talk your ear off about my new best friend, Lara Spencer and our world flea market domination on Flea Market Flip. So today I owe you! We’re down visiting my parents and this was what the day looked like:
I’m not great at keeping everything holidIY’d around here, but I do sneak in a couple of projects for the big holidays more often than not. After a morning ‘cooped‘ up inside, I pulled out a simple Easter activity for all three kids to enjoy. Melted crayon decor.
How to Decorate Easter Eggs with Melted Crayons
Step 1: Hardboil Your Eggs
My preferred method for hard boiling eggs is this: I barely cover the eggs with water and bring the water to a boil. Once the water starts boiling, I turn off the heat and let the eggs sit for 15 minutes. This time, I added a splash of vinegar (maybe 1/4 cup) to see whether it helps the eggs peel more easily.
Step 2: Cut Egg Carton
I cut the egg carton into 3 sections so each of the kids would have their own little holder and brought out our crayons.
Step 3: Draw and Decorate
When the timer went off, I placed the hot eggs in the carton and let the kids draw all over them with their crayons. The crayons melt on the hot egg shell allowing for bright and gorgeous colors. All three of the kids really REALLY enjoyed this one.
It’s as easy as putting on lipstick because of the warm shell and the melty crayon. Incidentally, I haven’t put on lipstick in a very VERY long time. True story.
Step 4 (Optional): Dye Eggs
Later that evening (read: no sunlight for pictures), we dyed their eggs in regular ol’ drug store egg dye. These eggs were the EASIEST. And… to engage a 2 year-old, a 3.5 year-old and an almost 5-year-old is an Easter miracle I’ll take any #wednesdayplayday.
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Any fun Easter crafts you’ve tackled with your kids for Easter?! Let me know what else I can use my melted crayons on!
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