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.
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.
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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- Eggs – either hard-boiled or blown
- White wax crayon
- Jar or bowl to hold the eggs and dye
- White vinegar
- Boiling water
- Food Coloring
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.
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Cerys is a marine biologist, environmental educator, teacher, mum, and home educator from the UK. She loves getting creative, whether it is with simple and easy crafts and ideas, activities to make learning fun, or delicious recipes that you and your kids can cook together you'll find them all shared here on Rainy Day Mum.