This year I was looking for a different way to decorate eggs rather than some of the same old ideas we’ve tried before. I had heard of using crayons on hot eggs to create melted crayon Easter eggs, and I thought it would be a great project to try with my kids.
I’m so glad we tried this out because the end result was so beautiful!
**Please note that this activity requires very close adult supervision and may not be safe for all kids. Please use good judgement when deciding whether this activity is safe to do with your children so as to prevent burns or injuries.**
Note: For more Easter craft ideas, see my Easter Activities for Kids page.
I started by boiling several eggs in hot water for a few minutes. I then scooped them out of the water and placed them into an egg carton for my kids to work from. While the eggs were still hot, I invited my kids to color them with crayons.
The eggs at this point were still quite hot – not hot enough to severely burn the skin on contact, but hot enough to get very uncomfortable very quickly when touched. I took safety precautions to keep my kids safe, and I would strongly encourage you to do the same. This activity would not be appropriate for children who are not able to avoid touching the eggs.
The crayons melted practically on contact, creating a beautiful shiny color on the eggshell.
We experimented with mixing colors together, and the results were stunning!
As the eggs cooled, the crayon dried and we were left with some beautiful egg designs. What a fun way to decorate eggs for Easter!
More Easter resources
More Easter posts from Gift of Curiosity:
- Easter Printables Pack
- Easter sensory bin
- Easter egg memory game
- Easter egg sound matching game
- Easter Bingo
- Easter do-a-dot printables
- Easter coloring pages
- Easter I Spy game