Crayon Shaving Decorated Easter Eggs!

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Most of our planned Easter activities this weekend were cancelled, first by rain (Saturday) and then by both kids coming down with a stomach bug (Saturday night and all day Sunday). Luckily everyone seems to feel a bit better this morning, although I wouldn’t say either child is completely healthy. The one activity the kids did enjoy was coloring Easter Eggs. We skipped on messy food dye, although you can dye these eggs as well, and instead used crayons.

First, they melted crayon  shavings on hot, freshly-boiled eggs.

MATERIALS:

  • Freshly boiled eggs (still hot)
  • crayon shavings
  • plastic wrap or wax paper or parchment paper

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Lay the crayon shavings out on the plastic wrap/wax paper/parchment paper.

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Move the eggs onto a sheet of paper to dry, and then transfer them into the fridge.

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More hardboiled eggs were cooling in the fridge, so when the melting activity was finished Mike pulled the cooled eggs out so the kids could draw on them with crayons.

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They had a wonderful time decorating their eggs.

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And they were immensely pleased with the end result. I don’t have a good picture of these because the kids’ crayon lines were too faint to photograph with my camera, but I thought they were very pretty :)

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