Thursday, March 22, 2012

Hot Easter Eggs Decorated With Crayons

Just in case you haven't heard.... I am teaming up with Rachelle from Tinkerlab for Egg Week. We are both presenting a different egg idea each day of the week so there will be a total of 10 ideas by the tomorrow.  Be sure to check out her post for Beautiful Egg Geodes here.  We created Hot Easter Eggs With Crayons similar to the popular Hot Rocks with crayons.  Here is a  sampling of how they turned out.


To create Hot EasterEggs you'll need:

hard boiled white eggs that are still warm
crayons (we used peeled crayons if you wanted to use the side of the crayon)
*tip for peeling crayons: (soak in water first and they will so easy to peel)
paper towels
an egg carton for a holder or bottle caps to hold wet eggs

First hard boil some eggs.  My daughter is even fascinated with hard boiled eggs. (actually raw eggs, plastic eggs...any egg.)  This could be an experiment of its own in showing how the inside of an egg becomes a solid when cooked.  Let the eggs cool a bit, but not that much.  Have your crayons ready.  Place the egg on either a paper towel, a bottle cap, or in the egg tray sideways and begin coloring.  The trick is to hold the crayon on the egg so that it will melt on to the egg.



Here are our eggs resting sideways on the egg carton. This seemed to work well.  You don't want to turn the egg on the paper towel or a lot of the crayon will rub off....which is kind of a cool effect too. NOTE: Be careful with hot eggs and young children because they may get burned. What you may think is warm could be very HOT to them.



Here is one of our eggs. Beautiful.



And another.



A few more.  I think I enjoyed this more than C, but that is okay.  I'm sure other kids out there will have FUN!  I never tried this before and definitely liked the results.


What do you think?

Be sure to check out TinkerLab and their egg-citing egg activity: Egg Geodes for today here.  Also, be sure to check out all of our other experiments from the beginning of the week:






*Check back tomorrow for 2 more Egg Ideas to finish off the week!

12 comments:

  1. Beautiful! Does it matter what kind of crayon?

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    1. Hi Mary, We used regular crayons, but better quality crayons like "crayola' seem to melt better.

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  2. This is a fun one, Melissa! And good tip on turning the egg sideways. It's always good to have something to do with all those extra crayons we have lying around!

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    1. Thanks Rachelle. Crayons are always in abundance here.

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  3. These are beautiful! I can't wait to try it!

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  4. What a fabulous idea! I think my son would really love this. Thanks for sharing :)

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  5. Happy Monday! Your Easter eggs are included on my list of 101 Things to do with an Easter egg today! Come by and have a look!

    http://sassysites.blogspot.com/2012/04/101-things-to-do-with-easter-egg.html

    xoxo! Marni @ Sassy Sites!

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