If you have kids, you have crayons! Well, here’s another super fun way to use those waxy sticks. Easter egg designs are definitely evolving! There are so many creative ways to dye and design Easter eggs that go well beyond the traditional vinegar dye tablets. Get your kids in on the action by melting crayons onto Easter eggs for colorful, lightly textured, beautiful results!

How To Make Melted Crayon Easter Eggs

The DIY Melted Crayon Easter Eggs activity is a hands-on egg dyeing technique that also lends itself to learning about texture, color, design, and pattern. This activity is simple enough for toddlers and preschoolers, but older children can also enjoy learning how to color Easter eggs without vinegar!

All you need are eggs and crayons! Let’s be honest, it was even fun for me, an adult, to glide my crayon around those eggs!

How to Hard Boil Eggs for Easter Eggs

I believe successfully hard-boiling eggs is an art in itself! Leave them in too long, and you get that lovely green ring, use fresh organic eggs and you must painstakingly peel off the shell piece by piece.

Eventually, those pockmarked eggs become egg salad! Here is a simple method of boiling Easter eggs that is almost fool-proof:

  1. Use week-old eggs for easier peeling.
  2. Place eggs in a single layer, then cover them with an inch or two of water.
  3. Bring the water to a boil.
  4. Turn off the heat and place a lid on the pot.
  5. Leave the pot on the hot burner for 10-12 minutes, depending on the doneness you like.
  6. **Remember, for this project, you will remove the eggs at this point and begin decorating with crayons.**

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The supplies for DIY Melted Crayon Easter Eggs.

How to Dye Easter Eggs with Melted Crayon

Tools you’ll need

240 Crayola Crayons
3 pack salad tongs
30 pastel colored cardboard tubes

Don’t worry about making a special trip to the store. You can get all the supplies for this activity right here. Click the pictures above to get what you need.

  • Eggs
  • Toilet paper rolls (about 1 roll for every 3 eggs)
  • Salad tongs
  • Crayons
  1. Hard boil the eggs.
  2. Cut toilet paper rolls into thirds to hold the eggs while decorating.
  3. As soon as the eggs are done boiling, use the tongs to move place the eggs on
    the paper roll holders. Do not cool them off in cold water.
  4. CAUTION: The eggs will be extremely hot. Help smaller children as necessary.
  5. Begin creating a design by holding a crayon to the hot egg. The hot egg will allow the crayon to glide smoothly along the surface of the egg. Use as many colors as desired. Experiment with different lines, shapes, patterns, etc.
  6. Let the eggs cool completely after decorating before removing them from the egg holder.
A child decorating an Easter egg by holding a crayon on a hot egg.

*Consider how you could embellish your melted crayon Easter egg decorations once they are dry. Use a hot glue gun to attach sequins, use mod podge to adhere paper designs, or add polka dots with craft paint.

Clean-up Tip: Prepare Ahead!

Make cleaning a ‘breeze’ AND make the earth a better place for your kids! Stock up on Earth Breeze supplies for easy clean-up after art time.

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Overhead view of the decorated DIY Melted Crayon Easter Eggs.

More Creative Egg Design Ideas

Coloring Easter eggs without food coloring, tablets, vinegar, or even crayons is a fun way to explore different mediums.

  • Amaze your kids and learn more about fruits and vegetables with natural dyes! Blueberries, beets, onions, spinach: It is really interesting to experiment with the colors and shades that result from using different foods! (just bring to a boil to release the colors)
  • Spruce up those deviled eggs by creating little “chicks.” Cream and pipe the yolk filling into the center of the boiled egg and add olive eyes and carrot beaks.
  • Go wild with glitter! Brush eggs with glue/water mixture, then roll in your favorite glitter(s) for stunning results.
  • Looking to avoid a mess this year? Stickers! Have a ball designing and decorating your eggs with good, old-fashioned stickers. (Perfect for those little fingers to increase dexterity, too:)

Our Favorite Easter Books for Kids:

We can’t live without these!

Once your child’s creativity is sparked with this fun activity, take it a step further with these engaging resources:

 ‘Twas the Morning of Easter'Twas the Morning of Easter God Gave Us Easter (God Gave Us Series)God Gave Us Easter (God Gave Us Series) Little Blue Truck’s SpringtimeLittle Blue Truck's Springtime Llama Llama Easter EggLlama Llama Easter Egg Pete the Cat: Big Easter AdventurePete the Cat: Big Easter Adventure Happy Easter, Little Critter (Little Critter) (Look-Look)Happy Easter, Little Critter (Little Critter) (Look-Look) How to Catch the Easter BunnyHow to Catch the Easter Bunny


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