Today I’m sharing how you can use this wax resist technique to surprise your kids with a message or design that they won’t be able to see until they dye the eggs! This is such a fun and easy way to decorate Easter Eggs!
WAX RESIST EASTER EGGS:
WHAT YOU’LL NEED:
- Hard boiled eggs
- Dye or food coloring
- White crayon (or candle wax)
- Stencils (optional)
Once you’ve gathered your supplies, the first thing you’ll want to do is hard boil your eggs.
Next, you’ll need to decide what type of design or message you want to write on the egg. My girls love having their monogram on everything (it’s a Southern thing!), so I used some vinyl to create a stencil. Then I filled in the stencil with the white crayon.
*You can use any color crayon for this. I only used white so that the design would not be visible until the egg was dyed.
I also made a cross design on one of the eggs using a stencil cut out of paper. This can be done without using a stencil but since I’m working with a white crayon, I preferred to have some kind of guideline for my design.
Now time for the fun part! I used neon food coloring and added vinegar to make my egg dye. I left the eggs in the dye for 10-15 min to get a really bold color.
When you take the egg out of the dye you can see that the color won’t adhere to the areas with the wax. This is one that I did with a few swirls as a test.
The final result is surprise design that will be so fun for the kiddos to discover!
This easy wax resist technique can be used to create any design or secret message you want! I think it would be fun to write out a clue for the kids that leads them to their Easter baskets or make one of your eggs the “prize” egg if they find the secret design!