Colorful Easter eggs in a basket are a quintessential image of springtime. You probably have childhood memories of Easter egg hunts, decorating Easter eggs or doing other Easter egg craft activities at school.
With Easter just around the corner, we wanted to share this fun melted crayon craft that you can use to create colorful Easter eggs. Schedule this craft into your homeschool plan in the upcoming days. This craft is especially fun for kids. With many Easter egg crafts, you dip the eggs into a liquid, but this one is completely little-hands on! They get to color their own patterns on newly boiled eggs, and watch the magic as the crayons melt onto the Easter eggs, creating unique and colorful patterns.
You can definitely use this melted crayon craft with your toddlers, young elementary-aged children, or even teens and tweens!
And to go along with this melted crayon Easter egg craft, here are 12 fun facts about eggs to share with your students:
12 Fun Facts about Eggs
- On average, a hen lays between 300 and 325 eggs every year. That’s almost one per day, but not quite.
- As hens get older, the eggs they lay become larger.
- A single eggshell has about 7,000 pores but can have up to 17,000 pores. These pores permit the transfer of gases, such as oxygen, between the egg and the outside atmosphere.
- The breed of a hen determines the color of the eggshell. Eggs sold commercially are usually brown or white, but some breeds naturally lay blue, green, or pink eggs.
- You can tell if an egg is raw or hardboiled by spinning it. A raw egg will wobble, but a boiled egg will spin easily.
- Egg yolks naturally contain Vitamin D.
- Eggs are good for your eyes because of their lutein content, which helps to prevent cataracts and muscle degeneration.
- In Germany, there is a traditional egg dance that people do during Easter. They put eggs on the floor and perform a dance around them while trying not to break any of the eggs.
- It takes a hen from 24 to 26 hours to develop a single egg. And once she lays that egg, her body will usually begin to develop a new egg within about 30 minutes.
- The food that a hen eats determines the color of the yolk.
- The idea of painting eggs as an Easter activity comes from Ukraine. Their traditional colorful eggs, called pysankas, were made using wax and dyes.
- The largest Easter egg was over 34 feet tall and weighed 15,873 pounds. This was no Easter egg craft; it was a chocolate Easter egg!
Here are the tools and items you’ll need for the Easter egg craft:
Full list of supplies:
- Salad Tongs
- Toilet paper rolls
- Egg cups (optional)
- Easter grass (optional)
Instructions for the Melted Crayon Craft – Easter Eggs:
Hard boil the eggs.
While the eggs are boiling, cut the toilet paper rolls into smaller pieces to hold the eggs while you decorate them. (You can use egg cups instead, or place the finished Easter egg craft into egg cups as a display.)
As soon as the eggs are done boiling, grab the tongs and move the eggs to place them on the paper roll holders. Do not cool them off in cold water.
You’ll want to help smaller children with this part of the project, as the eggs will be extremely hot to hold a crayon on the egg and begin drawing your design.
Let them have fun choosing their colors and watching the crayons melt onto the egg, creating unique and beautiful patterns.
Let the eggs cool completely after decorating before removing them from the egg holder.
What kids love about this melted crayon craft is that no two eggs come out the same! The colors look so beautiful placed on the dining table or in a basket on the kitchen counter.
Additional Activities to Go with the Melted Crayon Easter Egg Craft
- Teach your child about Easter Traditions around the World.
- Print out this Easter Egg ABC Letter Match activity for younger children to do.
- Head to the kitchen together and make these Gorgeous Stained Glass Easter Cookies.
- Or if you have kids who love playing with Legos, let them build a LEGO Tomb for Easter.
- Here is a terrific Collection of Easter Ideas and Activities for your homeschool family.
Other Easter Egg Craft Ideas:
If you and your homeschool class just can’t get enough of those Easter egg crafts, here are a couple of other fun things you can do with Easter eggs:
Note that many of these projects will work just fine with fake eggs if you prefer those to using real eggs.
Books about Easter and Easter Eggs:
Without a doubt, one of the best parts about Easter time is reading books with your kids about the Easter season and the Easter story. Here are a few suggestions: