Melted Crayon Easter Eggs

 Decorate Easter Eggs for Pennies!!

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This year we are decorating Easter Eggs in a fun and crafty way. While I really enjoy dying eggs with the kids, 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:

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 that Monica uses as her secret to a perfectly hard boiled egg!)

While the eggs are on the stove you can 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.
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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! 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! I think that the only thing that could have made this project better would be glitter or metallic crayons! **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.**
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We also have some more fun ideas for decorating Easter Eggs:
Need an egg alternative for your Easter egg hunt? Here are some fun fillers!

No-Sugar Easter Egg Filler Ideas!

Metallic Crayons

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  • This would make the Easter eggs GLEAM! I’m ordering these for our next batch of eggs. I think I’ll have the cousins come over to do this craft just because I’m so excited to try it out again. 🙂
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