One of our favourite Easter Crafts for Kids is to dye Easter Eggs. This simple method to decorate them is so easy you will have a whole set of eggs to hide for you Easter egg hunt in no time.

Whether you use an Easter Egg dyeing kit or maybe make your own Natural Dyes for them just follow the instructions below and create some beautiful eggs for Easter.

So here you go our guide to creating some Wax Resisted Dyed Easter Eggs with Kids.

easter crafts for kids wax resist easter eggs

How to Decorate Easter Eggs with the Wax Resist Method

If we are making these eggs for Easter Sunday in the morning we hard boil the eggs and then use them in an egg salad on Easter Monday for our family brunch.

Otherwise, we blow the eggs ourselves and use the egg yolk and white in some of our favourite Easter Cookies or Cupcakes recipes and the decorated eggs can be used for days and again next year too!

finished dyed eggs to make with kids as young as toddlers

Whether you hard-boil or blow you eggs the materials for creating these wax resist Easter eggs with your kids are the same.

Materials for Creating Crayon Resist Eggs for Easter with Kids

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How to Dye Easter Eggs with Wax Resist Patterns on

Materials used to make simply crayon resist eggs for Easter
  1. Get your child to draw simple designs on their eggs using a white wax crayon.
    eggs decorated with wax crayon ready to dye
  2. Pour 2 tablespoons of vinegar, one cup boiling water, and 5 to 8 drops of food colouring (depending on how dark you want your eggs to be) into a glass jar. Stir to combine.
    jars ready to add in dye for decorated Easter Eggs
  3. Place the egg into the coloured water and allow to soak for 10 minutes.
    using food colouring to dye easter eggs decorated with wax crayons
  4. Remove the egg and allow to air dry.
  5. Repeat with different coloured dyes till you have all your eggs dyed for Easter.
dyed easter eggs with wax resist decorations on that are so simple you can make with toddlers

Suggestions of Easter Designs you Could Draw

You could do lots of simple ideas on your Easter eggs – with my toddlers and preschoolers we stuck with scribbles and circles.

Simple dyed Easter eggs with crayon resist designs decorated by the kids

However, as my kids have got older we have used flowers, words and more using the same crayon resist method to decorate the eggs.

kids craft for easter wax resist eggs

Using your Decorated Hard-Boiled Easter Eggs

Don’t waste those eggs instead use the hard-boiled eggs in a delicious Egg Salad. Check out our Egg Salad recipe and the video below on how to make this easy side for Easter Brunch.

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Cerys Parker

Cerys is a marine biologist, environmental educator, high school teacher and mum. Realising that life doesn't have to be put on hold and you don't just have to survive whilst the kids are young she shares ideas to inspire you to LIVE with the kids, with activities to do together, recipes to cook and enjoy and family travel to make memories to last a lifetime.

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