How to Dye Easter Eggs with Melted Crayons

Coloring Eggs with Crayons

This year we are decorating Easter Eggs in a fun and crafty way. While I really enjoy dying eggs the old fashioned way, this looked like so much fun that we just had to try it. Let me tell you, it WAS fun!

At first, I was a bit skeptical of the crayons melting so easily on the hot eggs, but they do; and the colors are so vibrant and bright! Check out this fun, easy, and FRUGAL way to decorate eggs with the kids this year.

What you’ll need:

How to Make Melted Crayon Eggs

Step 1. Hard boil your eggs

To get started, hard boil your eggs. To do this, I place the eggs in a pot and fill with water until covered, then bring the water to a boil on medium-high heat.

Once the water is at a boil, set a timer for 13 minutes. After the 13 minutes, remove from heat. (I know there are a LOT of different ways to hard boil an egg, but this is what I’ve always done…so use the method that you like best! Still not sure? Check out this handy Egg Timer tool to get the perfect hard boiled egg!)

Trimmed egg cartons

Step 2. Wait for the eggs to boil

While the eggs are on the stove, grab your scissors and trim down the carton so the eggs can be decorated easily. It’s quick and simple…and very helpful once the coloring starts!

Another option for while the eggs are boiling is a quick lesson on primary, secondary, and complementary colors. First, we talked about the primary colors (red, yellow, blue), and secondary colors (main: orange, green, purple…but all colors that are mixed from primary colors).

Then we started a discussion on complementary colors. I also found a simple graphic and created a worksheet for the kids to try out with the crayons before they colored the eggs. This was a great way to fill some time while the eggs cooked
Complementary Colors worksheetMelted crayon eggs

Step 3. Coloring the eggs with crayons

After the eggs have been hard-boiled, grab your tongs and move them back to the cartons. (Do not cool them off in cold water.) Then you’re ready to start coloring! YES that’s it! Simply color on the hot eggs!

My kids LOVED this and were so excited to see all of the different color variations. Because we had talked about complementary colors I challenged them to decorate one of the eggs using these combinations and they turned out great!

**Caution: The eggs will remain hot for quite some time so you’ll need to help little ones turn them over and around as needed.**

Melted Crayon painting for eggs


I honestly wasn’t sure if this would work out well when I first heard of the idea, but the eggs turned out great! This is such a fun way to decorate Easter eggs and the kids love it.

I think that the only thing that could have made this project better would be glitter or metallic crayons! If you need crayons for this project, you can find a large variety on Amazon.

More fun ideas for decorating Easter Eggs:

Need an egg alternative for your Easter egg hunt? Here are some fun fillers:

How to color eggs with Melted Crayons

How to Dye Easter Eggs with Melted Crayons


  • Eggs & Carton
  • Crayons
  • Tongs
  • Scissors


  1. While eggs are boiling, trim the carton down to make coloring easier.
  2. As soon as eggs are boiled to hard, use tongs and place eggs back into the trimmed cartons. (Do not cool them off in cold water.)
  3. Color eggs while they are hot and enjoy the vibrant colors!
  4. Caution: The eggs will remain hot for quite some time so you'll need to help little ones turn them over and around as needed.
Types: Art, Crafts, Kids
Categories: Decoration, Frugal, Inside The House, Easter


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