Easter is coming, and it’s coming quick. If you are like me, Easter snuck up on you this year. You might be saying to yourself, “I have done nothing to prepare.” You are not alone! The thought may be running through your mind, “I really wanted to a cute Easter craft with my kids, but I haven’t even gotten around to it.” No worries. I’ve got you covered. This melted crayon Easter egg craft is pretty simple and yet very enjoyable for kids. The Easter egg art we created is beautiful when it is hung in the window, letting light shine through the melted crayon. For more ideas this season, please visit my Easter tab.
I do love me some Christ-centered crafts. While these are always a priority, I still find it OK to decorate and do crafts involving bunnies, eggs and spring. This melted crayon craft can be done for a variety of occasions. I remember loving this activity as a kid, and I’ve done it with my own kids with their drawings. We also loved making this melted crayon polka-dot heart for Valentine’s Day. The soft, warm crayons end up working like oil pastels without the mess.
A word of caution: Using an electric griddle is hot and can cause burns. Monitor your children closely and keep the temperature appropriate. We have not had any problems as I am always right there holding the paper, covering the sides with paper towel and giving reminders of safety.
Materials Needed to Make Melted Crayon Easter Egg Craft
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- Electric Griddle
(I bought mine inexpensively at a second-hand store to use for this purpose.)
- Multipurpose White Paper
How to Make Melted Crayon Easter Egg Craft
As mentioned, this really is an easy craft. What I did was print out a template of an egg shape like the one I found here. I put that printed egg template on the pre-heated (medium heat) griddle and added a paper on top of it. The kids could then trace the egg shape and color in the egg as desired. I had to get in on the fun too. All of them wanted to do a couple eggs each. To make the house more colorful and decorated for Easter, we cut them out and hung them in the window with double stick tape. They look beautiful as the light shines through.
Have a fabulous Easter celebrating with friends and family! I hope you have some fun crafting, cooking and engaging with your kids this season.