We had so much fun making our melted crayon Easter eggs, that I decided to try using our crayons to decorate a few eggs in a more dramatic way.
The wax drip designs that resulted were a great contrast of color, even on the brown eggs we so often have!
While this method of decorating eggs is not recommended for young children, older tweens and teens who find dying eggs too “childish” will have fun creating them!
To create your own wax drip eggs:
Start by peeling the paper from several crayons. (I have found that Crayola brand works best for crafts involving melting.)
To get the crayon wax to melt and drip on the eggs I held a lighter to one tip of the crayon. You could also use a lit candle for this.
As the crayon wax starts to melt and drip, move the crayon over the egg to scatter the wax in different spots. It will harden on the egg almost immediately.
To give it a layered look, use several different crayon colors per egg.
The result is a colorful 3-dimensional design.
Like our previous melted crayon eggs, you could place the eggs into dye once the wax is dry. I opted to skip this step since we used brown eggs.
Looking for more Easter fun? Check out some of our other Easter crafts!