Marbled Melted Crayon Easter Eggs

Marbled Melted Crayon Easter Eggs

Hi, it’s Ella. Easter is coming up! I bet you guys are so excited and you’re going to do egg decorating.

Marbled Melted Crayon Easter Eggs

So, if you have broken crayons around your house, you can use them for these marbled melted crayon Easter eggs!

Marbled Melted Crayon Easter Eggs

To make these marbled melted crayon Easter eggs, first we made hardboiled eggs. (Mom note: we typically buy pasture-raised eggs that are brown, but we found some pasture-raised white eggs this time so they crayon colors POP!)

Marbled Melted Crayon Easter Eggs

Next, we found all of our broken crayons. You can use whole crayons, too, this is just a good way to get rid of the broken ones. We took the paper off of the crayons by peeling it off. You can put different colors together or colors that are the same.

Marbled Melted Crayon Easter Eggs

My Mommy used a sharp knife to cut up the crayons into tiny pieces. You can also use a cheese shredder (Mom note: also called a box grater 😉 ).

Marbled Melted Crayon Easter Eggs

We have an electric kettle and we used it to make the water hot. We poured it out when it was ready into a big bowl. Then we put the crayon pieces into the bowl and let them melt. (Mom note: since this craft involves HOT water, please be sure you’re helping your little ones! We don’t want anyone to get burned!)

Marbled Melted Crayon Easter Eggs

Once the crayons were melted at the top, we put the eggs in the bowl (carefully). Use a spoon scoop up each egg and see how much crayon is on it. We dropped each egg down and lifted it back up to make sure the whole egg was covered. (Mom note: the pattern of melted crayon that’s on the top of the water will be what sticks to your egg as you pull it up! So you have some choice as to what it looks like based on what the pattern on the surface of the water looks like and where you choose to pull the egg up!)

Marbled Melted Crayon Easter Eggs

(Mom note- there was so much melted crayon at the bottom of the bowl after each batch, that I let Ella and Owen use it like paint on construction paper! It was just one more reason this Marbled Melted Crayon Easter Eggs craft was so much fun!)

Marbled Melted Crayon Easter Eggs
Marbled Melted Crayon Easter Eggs
Marbled Melted Crayon Easter Eggs

We cleaned the bowl between each color and we dried them in the egg carton. And then your marbled melted crayon Easter eggs are ready to go for Easter!

The Final Marbled Melted Crayon Easter Eggs!

Marbled Melted Crayon Easter Eggs

Servings: 12

Ingredients

  • 12 Eggs
  • Broken or Whole Crayons

Instructions

  • First, hard boil your eggs. Put your eggs in a large pot and cover with cold water by 1 inch. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Once the water is boiling, remove the pot from the heat and set aside 8 to 10 minutes. Drain the water and cool the eggs in ice water. 
  • Next, gather up your broken (or whole) crayons. Peel the paper wrapping off of the crayons. You can group different colors together or similar colors.
  • Use a sharp knife to cut up the crayons into tiny pieces. You can also use a box grater.
  • Pour hot water into a big bowl. (You can bring the water to when it *just* starts to boil- we used our electric kettle). Then put the crayon pieces into the bowl and let them melt. (Note: since this craft involves HOT water, please be sure you’re helping your little ones! We don’t want anyone to get burned!)
  • Once the crayons are melted at the top, carefully put the eggs in the bowl. Use a spoon scoop up each egg multiple times, rotating the egg each time. The pattern of melted crayon that’s on the top of the water will be what sticks to your egg as you pull it up! So you have some choice as to what it looks like based on what the pattern on the surface of the water looks like and where you choose to pull the egg up.
  • Dry each egg in the egg carton. We cleaned the bowl between each color and did 3 different batch colors- it was so much fun! To clean the bowl, I made sure the crayon was still melted and wiped out the bowl with a few paper towels.  

Thanks to The Thrifty Couple for our inspiration!

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Marbled Melted Crayon Easter Eggs

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