Monday, March 9, 2015

Crazy Colored Easter Eggs

Last year was the first time we colored our Easter eggs in this fashion and oh my gosh, was it easy!!! These CRAZY COLORED EASTER EGGS are much cleaner and quicker to make than the traditional dyed Easter eggs! And aren't they just beautiful???

Materials needed:
-white eggs
-pot with water
-broken crayons
-tin foil
-large dish or pan
-glitter (optional)
-towel for drying
-parchment paper

First, put your eggs in the pot of water and on your stovetop to boil. I've always heard that 13 minutes is the magic number for perfectly cooked, hard-boiled eggs. 

While your eggs cook, line your pan with tin foil. Also, prepare a place on your kitchen counter for your finished eggs...just a piece of parchment paper will do!

Make some crayon shavings, using a sharp knife. The more wild and beautiful your colors, the more wild and beautiful the eggs!

Sprinkle the crayon shavings on top of the tin foil and add glitter if you like too! You don't need a whole lot of crayon shavings...less is really better to avoid big color mixtures turning the eggs into yucky shades of brown. 

Once the eggs are cooked, use tongs to carefully move one egg at a time onto the towel to dry, and then into the pan of crayon shavings. Have your little one roll the egg around the shavings, pushing gently with the underside of a fork. Since the eggs are still very hot, the crayon shavings will melt immediately, painting the eggs!

After each egg is dyed, remove it with the tongs and lay it on the parchment paper to cool completely.  Repeat with the remaining eggs! 

I just love our CRAZY COLORED EASTER EGGS!!! Beautiful!!! Enjoy!

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