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Melting Crayon Easter Eggs

Easter is nearly here! My pet unicorn and I are very excited for a little warm weather. New York has seriously been having some bipolar weather as of late. So, while the freezing winds were gusting the other day, we snuck off for some much needed relaxation and warm weather in the Cotton Candy Kingdom (where my unicorn grew up). You see, my unicorn’s parents are the the King and Queen of the Cotton Candy Kingdom, and it totally has it’s perks. While we were there, her mother was having rainbow high tea with the Easter Bunny. I just love the Easter Bunny. He’s so cuddly and smells like chocolates and jellybeans.

After my unicorn’s mother and the Bunny were done with their tea, they invited us into the royal kitchen to color Easter eggs. I was surprised to see that even he used Crayola crayons in his creative process. Most of the creatures and charters I had met in the Cotton Candy Kingdom would use magical ingredients and supplies the cook and create with. I guess you could consider Crayola magic too. I have o many warm memories creating with their products…. and memories are magic. Here are some step by step instructions if you too would like to make some Melting Crayon Easter Eggs:

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Here’s what you’ll need:

– White eggs

– Crayons (Crayola is always my go to)

– Egg dying kit (or water, white vinegar, and food coloring)

– White Vinegar

– Water

Here is what you need to do:

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Step 1: Boil your eggs

Place eggs in a large saucepan. Cover them with cool water by 1-2 inches. Slowly bring water to a boil over medium heat. When your water has reached a boil, cover and remove from heat. Let sit about 10 minutes. Carefully remove your hard boil eggs from water (I used tongs… they will be HOT!) and place them back into the carton.

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Step 2: Melt Crayons

Using your crayons draw your own designs, scribbles, and doodles on your eggs. The crayons will create a colorful wax resistance to the egg dye that you will later apply.

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Step 3: Dye Eggs

I used a store bought kit made by Paas. But if you would like to use things straight from you pantry, here is a homemade recipe:

Paper towel or some sort of drop cloth
Bowl or cup deep enough to completely submerge an egg
Tongs, egg dipper, or slotted spoon
1/2 cup boiling water
1 teaspoon white vinegar
Liquid food coloring (about 20 drops per color)

1. Protect your surface by covering with a sheet of paper towel.

2. Fill container with the mixture of water, vinegar, and food coloring.

3. Place egg on spoon and dunk, turning occasionally so both sides get color. Keep in liquid for up to 5 minutes. The longer you leave your eggs in, the brighter the color will turn out.

4. Carefully remove the egg and set back into your carton to dry.

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Happy Easter! xo

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