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Crayon Resist Eggs

Grade: all   •   Age: all  •  Written by: Andrea Mulder-Slater
[Andrea is one of the creators of KinderArt® ]

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What You Need:

  • Hard boiled eggs
  • Wax crayons
  • Crepe paper dye [see recipe below]
  • Bowls for your dye
  • Some plastic spoons for dipping
  • Paper towels
  • Plastic wrap
  • A covered work surface

What You Do:

  1. Draw pictures and designs on a hard boiled egg using bright bold crayon colors. Make sure the crayon lines are nice and heavy (don't press too hard or you will crack the shell)

  2. Put your egg on a plastic spoon and dip it into the dye. You should leave the egg in the dye longer for a darker color and shorter for a lighter color.

  3. Place the egg on a piece of plastic wrap and let dry.

Crepe Paper Dye Recipe

  1. Cut strips of crepe paper (crepe paper is the sort of stuff they make birthday party streamers out of).
  2. Place the strips in a bowl.
  3. Pour hot water (from the tap or from the kettle) over the paper in the bowl. Make sure there is ADULT SUPERVISION
  4. Take the paper out of the water using a large spoon.
  5. Add some white vinegar to the dye (about 1 tablespoon) The vinegar helps the dye to set.
  6. Let the mixture cool.
  7. Voila - Crepe Paper Dye

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