We love decorating eggs for Easter as one of our Easter Crafts. It’s so simple to do and they look great in a vase or bowl on the table during the spring. Since the kids were little we have been using hard-boiled eggs or blowing our own eggs to keep the decorated eggs on display for the whole of our Easter holiday. These wax resist eggs are a really simple way for kids of all ages (including mixed ages) to decorate their eggs with you. Just pick up some wax crayons and use either a store bought egg dying kit or like we have below food colouring and you will soon have your own simply decorated dyed Easter Eggs using the wax resist method that the kids can make too.
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 that way the decorated Easter eggs can keep for an extended period of time and be made in advance without wasting the eggs.
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
We have included links to the materials we used to make these dyed Easter Eggs with patterns on. If you purchase via the links we may earn a small commission.
Eggs – either hard-boiled or blown
Jar or bowl to hold the eggs and dye
How to Dye Easter Eggs with Wax Resist Patterns on
- Get your child to draw simple designs on their eggs using a white wax crayon.
- 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.
- Place the egg into the coloured water and allow to soak for 10 minutes.
- Remove the egg and allow to air dry.
- Repeat with different coloured dyes till you have all your eggs dyed for Easter.
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.
However, as my kids have got older we have used flowers, words and more using the same crayon resist method to decorate the 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.