I’m always on the lookout for a great alternative to the plastic eggs I once put in my children’s Easter Baskets.  This year I decided to make some Easter egg crayons.

 Easter Eggs

Here’s what you will need to make your own:

  • broken crayons  (at least two cups worth of each color)
  • aluminum foil
  • baking sheet
  • cleaned, empty aluminum cans (one for each color egg)
  • Jello egg mold
  • popsicle sticks (one for each color)

Easter Egg 2

The How To:

1. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees.

2. Bend each can so one end comes to a slight point.

Easter Egg 3

3. Fill the cleaned aluminum cans with the broken crayons in one color.

Easter Egg 4

4. Put aluminum foil over the baking sheet.

5. Put the filled cans on the baking sheet and heat them in the oven for an hour or until the crayons are completely melted.

Easter Egg 6

6. Stir the melted wax with a popsicle stick and gently pour the wax into the egg mold. Make sure you pour over aluminum foil or wax paper because it will get messy.

Easter Egg 5

7. Let the eggs sit overnight to completely cool.

8. In the morning, pop the eggs out of the mold and color!

Easter Eggs 1

 

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