Easter is such a wonderful time to inspire kids creativity (and your own!) Penelope Quinn shows us how to make these decorated eggs that will make a beautiful addition to any dinner setting
With barely any materials needed, this is a great activity to keep little hands busy and bring a little Easter flair into your house.
Plus, they’re so fun and easy to make - the anticipation of peeling of the wax and unveiling the dazzling design is quite addictive!
I used dark brown chicken eggs, but you may want to track down duck eggs in Asian supermarkets if you want your colours vivid. And remember, anywhere you drip wax will resist colour!
If you are making this particular craft with young children, perhaps take over when it comes time to drip wax on the egg. Or, use the wax candle as a pencil and draw on your designs.
- 3 bowls of water with a few drops of food colouring (I used blue, pink and red)
- Half a dozen eggs (about 3 per person is a good amount)
- Tapered wax candles
DIY WAX EGGS
Using a pin, pierce a small hole in the bottom, and top of an egg. Use a skewer to mix up the contents of the egg and blow the contents out threw the opposite hole. .
Wash your eggs thoroughly and allow to dry.
Dip your egg into the first colour, leave for around 10 minutes and let the colour soak in
Once completely dry, light your candle and gently drip wax over the egg. The best way to do this without risk of burning your fingers is to put it on a protected table and move the candle side to side.
Dip the egg into a different colour. Leave soak for 5 minutes
Gently pat dry
Peel off first layer of wax. You can leave some on for various effects.
Continue two or three more times, peeling off more wax with every dip
Let dry in the sun, and display in a glass bowl.
I experimented with some other techniques and rubber bands also give a lovely result. You can also try with stickers or even glue on leaves.
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