Monday, April 7, 2014

Crayon Resist Easter Eggs

We are so ready for Easter! For this post, I am going to show you a very simple technique that you and your kids can do: Crayon Resist Easter Eggs.

You will need:
- eggs
- wax crayons
- food coloring
- water

First you gotta boil the eggs. You don't want it to be in a sticky situation when you accidentally drop them, right?

Then prepare your materials. All you need are crayons and food coloring. I also placed kraft paper on the floor to contain the mess.

And then start decorating! My sister copied patterns from the book "Colors" by Alexander Girard.

After drawing the pattern with crayons, we dyed them in diluted food coloring. The wax from the crayon will resist the dye, and I think it looks nice when you use light colored crayons against dark colored dye.

For my design, I just drew dots clumped together at the bottom then the spacing gradually gets bigger as you go to the top.

Here's what it looks like after the dip dye

And here's another pattern based on Alexander Girard's design.

And we are done! I think this is one of the easiest ways to decorate easter eggs. I hope you like it! Watch out for more easter crafts and eggy recipes in the next couple of weeks :)

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