This is a simplification of a wax resist egg. All you need to do is draw on your egg with crayon before dipping it into the dye.
By Andrea Mulder-Slater
What You Need:
- All purpose Easter egg dye and supplies (see recipe below)
- Hard boiled eggs (or a blown out egg – see instructions below)
What You Do:
Using crayons, draw pictures and designs onto your egg. Make sure to press hard (but not so hard that the egg shell cracks!).
When you are happy with the designs, lower the egg into the dye (see recipe below).
When you remove the egg from the dye, you will have a crazy crayon craft you won’t be able to resist!
Note: If you want to keep your artistic eggs around for a while, it is best to use blown, rather than boiled, eggs. To do this, hold the egg firmly but gently and with a large needle pierce a hole into each end, making one hole larger than the other. Push the needle through both holes to break the yolk inside. Now, blow into the small hole and force the contents out of the large hole into a bowl until the egg is empty. Rinse the egg, dry it and squeeze some white glue on the holes to strengthen the egg. Remember to be extra careful not to break the shells when you are coloring with crayon.
EASTER EGG DYE
All you need to do is combine the following ingredients in a container and let the mixture cool.
- 1 cup hot water. I used boiling water from the kettle.
- 1 teaspoon vinegar. A little more is fine. So is a little less.
- 10 to 20 drops food colouring. The more you squeeze, the more intense the shade.
A version of this craft appeared on YMC with the title 3 Kid-Friendly Creative Easter Egg Ideas