Spring is here…..sort of. The weather is nice enough to not bundle up but it’s still a little chilly to play outside all day. That means my boys are getting really squirrelly! After church this past weekend, we packed up and headed to Grandma’s house up the street. It was a quick get away before all hell really broke loose.
Since my strategy had gone from zone defense to one-on-one … mom and I decided to dye Easter eggs with the boys. I just love how they turned out! This variation on coloring Easter eggs was so simple, creative and the boys loved it.
The marble looking ones were so easy … and so much fun! Weston calls them Volcano eggs because the red crayon dripping down the side looked like hot lava 🙂 Here’s how you can make these Volcano eggs and join in the fun too!
What you need:
- Crayon Sharpener
- Egg Dye
Step 1: Hard boil your eggs. While the water is coming to a boil, use the crayon sharpener to create lots of little crayon shavings. Learn from my mistake and shave more than you think.
Step 2: Before running the hard boiled eggs under cold water, lay them back in the egg carton. Then, sprinkle the crayon shavings on the hot eggs. While the eggs were too warm to handle, my boys did great with just putting the crayon shavings on top. Watch as the crayons melt and drip down the sides. Add different colors and watch them swirl and ooze together.
Step 3: When you are finished, place the eggs in the refrigerator to finish cooling.
Step 4: Mix Easter egg dye according to the directions (1 TB of vinegar and 1/4 water). Place crayon covered eggs in the dye until they reach the desired color.
That’s it! It’s that simple! And they’ll turn out awesome every time. Happy Egg dying! Be sure to post how your eggs turned out too!