Melted Crayon Easter Eggs

Dying Easter Eggs

We recently enjoyed dying Easter eggs with our cousins.  This is one of my kids favorite Easter activities, and one of mine as well!  The kids love dunking the eggs in bright dyes and getting creative with crayons and rubber bands.  This year we tried making Melted Crayon Easter Eggs, and they turned out great!

Dying Easter Eggs ~ Melted Crayon Easter Eggs


One of the cousins got creative with rubber bands and made this little egg holder.  Kaleb loved it and used it to dip all his eggs.  The tail was prefect for keeping his fingers out of the dye.

Dying Easter Eggs

We had boiled and cooled the eggs earlier (for regular egg dying).  Ideally, you would sprinkle the crayon shavings on freshly boiled eggs.  However, it we ended up rewarming our cooked eggs in boiling water with no problems.

Sprinkle the crayon shavings onto the hot eggs.  The egg will melt the crayons and create a beautiful pattern.  Make sure you cover work surface or use a paper plate like we did.  It can get a little messy.

Melted Crayon Easter Eggs ~ a fun way to dye Easter Eggs Please use caution when working with hot eggs and melting wax!

I love how the melted crayon eggs turned out.  We also added some glitter for extra sparkle while the crayon was still warm.  You can never have enough sparkle at Easter:)

Melted Crayon Easter Eggs ~ a fun way to dye Easter Eggs

For more creative ways ideas on dying Easter Eggs, check out our:

Sharpie Tie Dye Easter Eggs

Volcano Easter Eggs

Kool-aid Easter Eggs

Naturally Dyed Easter Eggs

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23 thoughts on “Melted Crayon Easter Eggs

    • How did you get the crayons to melt on the eggs I tried everything and all the colors melted together in a brown color! Help please

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  8. My husband’s little German grandmother did the melted crayon thing forever. She used empty egg shells and melted the crayons on top of hot water. She held the egg in the small hole that she used to get the actual contents out of the shell and then gently rolled the shell across the melted crayon. She then filled the egg with candy, nuts or coins. She glued a paper towel over the hole using egg-white glue. Her grandchildren and great-grandchildren had the best egg hunts ever!

    • My family and all my friends in the little town of Brundidge, AL did our eggs that way. As an Army wife, I never found anyone else who had heard of that method. I don’t know that we have any German ancestors, however.

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