Egg-citing After Easter

The Easter Bunny came and went and left a trail of candy and some very cool toys at our house.  But we were late to the egg-coloring party.  Maybe because we over did it last year with so much egg-crafty fun, and then subsequently we got sick of eating hard boiled eggs, deviled eggs, and egg salad sandwiches.  So we avoided the vinegar and dye tradition and went with wax crayons.   This method is actually way less time consuming since you decorate the eggs before cooling them via sticking them in the fridge.  All you need is some non-fancy non-toxic wax crayons (go with Rose-Art over Crayola), dozen white eggs covered in water brought to a boil, and a pencil/crayon sharpener.

First, sharpen all the crayon colors you’d like to use:

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Grab an egg (I follow Martha Stewart’s lead by covering eggs in a pot of water by 1 inch, bringing to a boil, covering and removing from heat for 12 minutes but then we do a cold flash rinse, dry them off) and decorate!

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The eggs, even though dried off, will still be pretty hot to the touch and stay that way even at room temperature for about 30 minutes, give or take.  The shaved crayon bits slowly melt and create a good Pollock-like masterpiece.  You can do all the crayon shaving while waiting for the eggs to boil and sit.  When you’re all done decorating, pop them in the fridge and think of some creative way to eat them over the next week.

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3 thoughts on “Egg-citing After Easter

    • Out of all the times we’ve done Easter eggs, this was by far the easiest, least messiest and time consuming. Plus, kids can help sharpen/shave the crayons too. I think we’ll do it again with different colors…after we finish eating all these. It was fun!

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