If you are looking for a DIY gift for your kiddos’ Easter baskets or an alternative to dying Easter eggs, these egg crayons are the way to go! It’s a fast and easy project, and the bright colors will put a smile on everyone’s face, especially after the winter we’ve had!
Learn how to make colorful egg crayons, a perfect addition to the kids’ Easter basket or for an Easter coloring activity. This fast and easy DIY project is full of color and fun.
Hi everyone! If you are new here, I’m Becca, and I share DIY projects, party ideas, and home decor inspiration over on my blog, Hello Central Avenue. If you are not new, you may have seen my most recent guest post about the Scalloped Book Ledges that I created in my daughter’s little reading nook. Today I have another easy DIY project that I’m sharing with you!
With spring right around the corner (supposedly), these egg crayons are a fantastic alternative to dying Easter eggs! This may come as a surprise, but I never once thought about the mess that went along with dying Easter eggs as a child! However, now that I’m a mom, I can’t help but think about the dye spilling everywhere or fast swirling movements that could send colorful dye splatters everywhere! Despite my neurosis, we still dye Easter eggs in our house every year, but I thought these egg crayons would make a great alternative to dying eggs if it’s not your thing! The best part is, the kids can still get in on the action. All you need is a bunch of crayons and a silicone baking mold!
Related: Make these bunny handprints with the kids this Easter – they’re a great gift to give the grandparents!
You could also add them to your children’s Easter baskets as a fun little surprise that isn’t covered in chocolate and sugar! That’s a win in my book! If you like this easy DIY project, you should check out my “DIY Watercolor Chargers” that I made for my kids’ Easter table!
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Tutorial: How to Make the Egg Crayons
- Soak your crayons in a bowl of very hot soapy water for about 10 minutes. This will help to remove the paper wrappers. Once wet, the wrappers will slide off very easily. Put your crayons aside to dry. Don’t worry if a little bit of glue residue is still left on your crayons.
- Break your crayons into pieces to fit into each egg mold. One crayon fit into each of my egg molds. I created the marbled egg crayons by mixing white crayons with the colored crayons.
- Place your silicone egg mold on a baking sheet, and bake the crayons in the oven for 20 minutes at 250 degrees. They will be liquid when you remove them from the oven.
- Place them on a cooling rack and allow the wax to harden completely before trying to remove them from the silicone mold.
- Once the wax is completely hard, slowly and gently peel the silicone away from the crayons and pop them out of their molds!
There’s no rule that says these egg crayons can only be made for Easter! Spring is the perfect time to create these bright and beautiful art supplies!
If you liked this post, I think you’ll love my post “Cheerful & Rustic Easter Table!”
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