My daughter loves to draw and when I ran across the idea of using crayons on HOT eggs, I knew I had to try it. The colors are so vibrant, and it’s just a ton of fun to “eggs-periment” with this type of egg decorating!
- HOT hard-boiled eggs
- Grater or micro plane (if you want them in small pieces)
Step 1: Remove the egg from the boiling water and dry completely.
Step 2: Use an oven mitt or tongs to place gently on an egg holder.
Step 3: Use any ordinary crayon to draw designs, shapes, or cover completely in various colors.
Step 4: Allow to cool completely before touching because the crayon WILL melt on your hands if you touch it. (Don’t ask me how I know this!!)
Step 5: If you want to use shaved crayons to sprinkle over the eggs, simply use a cheese grater or micro plane to shave the crayons ahead of time. If you’re trying this with younger kids, this may be the best choice because they do not necessarily have to touch the egg.
**The eggs are VERY HOT, so this might not be one for the youngest Macaroni KID's to try.
**If you’re going to try and draw on these, let them cool a little more before beginning your design because the crayon melts very quickly and any detailed design will melt right off.
**I left the eggs in the hot water and only colored them one at a time. This allowed the eggs to stay warm, and I could take my time with each design.
**If you choose to do the grated crayon technique, I promise, your grater will come clean! I used hot water, a sponge and some detergent, and it came right off, but the sponge was done for after the cleaning.