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Melted Crayons-Shavings Easter Egg

Use your old broken crayons to color your Easter eggs. Luca couldn’t decide what was more fun, grinding up the crayons or coloring the eggs!

crayon eggs

Most of our chickens lay brown eggs so we are always looking for fun ways to color them. This one worked well, transforming our darker eggs into sparkly, colorful Easter eggs.


  • Hard boiled eggs of any color, still warm
  • Old crayons
  • Cheese grater
  • Glitter
  • Plate
  • Spoons




  • Peel your old, broken crayons and separate into different colors.
  • Have your child chose two or three colors.
  • Use a cheese grater to shave the crayons into small bits.
  • Options: add glitter to the piles of shavings.
  • If you are using eggs that have just been hard boiled, let them cool slightly so they will not burn your child.
  • Place the warm egg into the pile of shaving and glitter, and then roll around.
  • Let the egg cool and wipe off any extra shavings.



Have all of you materials ready before you being boiling the eggs, as you will want the eggs to be warm. Alternatively, rewarm an already cooked egg in hot water so that it will make the crayon shavings melt. I can’t vouch for the food-safety of this process, so please use these rewarmed eggs for decoration only.

Thanks to http://www.housingaforest.com for the idea

How to Hard Boil Eggs from SimplyRecipes.com

Put the eggs in a single layer in a saucepan, covered by at least an inch or two of cold water. Starting with cold water and gently bringing the eggs to a boil will help keep them from cracking. Put the burner on high and bring the eggs to a boil. As soon as the water starts to boil, remove the pan from the heat for a few seconds.

Reduce the heat to low, return the pan to the burner. Let simmer for one minute.

After a minute, remove the pan from the heat, cover, and let sit for 12 minutes.

Remove the eggs with a slotted spoon and place them into a bowl of ice water. Once cooled, strain the water from the eggs. Store the eggs in a covered container (eggs can release odors) in the refrigerator. They should be eaten within 5 days.


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This entry was posted on March 7, 2013 by in Crafts, Easter and tagged , , , , .
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