What It Is
Kids can use melted crayons to decorate their Easter eggs this year. The Volcano Eggsplosion kit comes with six wax crayons and a crayon shaver for making crayon shavings to sprinkle over the eggs. While you're hardboiling the eggs, shave the crayons to produce shavings in the colors you want. Once the eggs are ready, do not rinse them with cold water. Using tongs, place the hot eggs on newspaper and sprinkle the crayon shavings over the eggs. The heat from the egg will help melt the crayon shavings. While kids are waiting for the eggs to cool off, they can punch out the 12 perforated discs on the back of the package, decorate with crayons, and string them together to create a necklace or bracelet.
Why It’s Fun
Dyeing Easter eggs is a fun and creative activity that families can do together. This kit gives this classic activity an update. Instead of using dye tablets, kids can give their eggs a different colorful look with the crayon shavings.
Who It’s For
The Volcano Eggsplosion kit is for ages 3–12.
What To Be Aware Of
This really only works if your eggs are hot. Our eggs were not hot, and we tried melting the crayon shavings ourselves but it didn't work as well.
Allow the eggs to dry and cool before handling.
The wax crayons may stain certain surfaces or fabrics. Use soap and water to aid in clean-up.