Marble Eggs

by Trish Kuffner, author of The Preschooler's Busy Book

In this activity, your preschooler dips eggs into melted crayons, for a beautiful marble effect.


Materials
  • Grater
  • Wax paper or newspaper
  • Crayon stubs
  • Large glass jar
  • Hot water
  • Hard-boiled or blown eggs
  • Slotted spoon
  • Empty egg carton
  • Clear acrylic spray (optional)
Directions
  1. Grate peeled crayon stubs over wax paper or newspaper.
  2. Fill a large glass jar with very hot water.
  3. Drop pinches of grated crayon into the water and add an egg as soon as the crayon begins to melt.
  4. Twirl the egg in the water with a slotted spoon; the wax will make a design on the egg.
  5. Carefully remove the egg from the water with a slotted spoon and set it in an upside-down egg carton to dry.
  6. Spray with clear acrylic when the wax is dry, if desired.

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