Nanny Anita's Egg Decorating Fun | My Baba

You can pretty much guarantee that if you search Easter crafts you will come up with some form of egg decorating activity. Well, after trawling through Pinterest and my dim memories of doing it as a child I have come up with a few ideas for you.

First of all you have to decide if you want to blow the egg yolk out or hard boil it.  For the dying type I would blow the egg yolk out as it gives you the option of hanging the delicate eggs up.  However, if you have young children I would hard boil them to avoid any disappointment off smushed eggs.

Melted Crayon Decorated Eggs

You will need:

  • Eggs
  • Crayons
  • Water bottle top
  • Oven gloves

1. Hard boil your egg then carefully take it out and dry it on a paper towel. Either place the egg on an upside down water bottle top or hold it in an oven glove. I highly recommend using the bottle top as it makes it easier to decorate the egg.

2. Carefully press the crayon onto the egg and watch it melt. We experimented with different ways, you could either draw patterns on using the crayon or hold it in one spot and see it melt and spread.  Try using more than one colour to get different effects.

Be careful of little fingers, you need to do it immediately after taking it out of the boiling water so  there is the potential for burnt fingers.

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Decorate your eggs using a melted crayon.

Tye Dyed Eggs

You will need:

  • Vinegar
  • Food colouring
  • Colander

For this one you could either hard boil or blow out the egg yolk.

1. Place the eggs in a colander in the sink and splash with vinegar.
2. Taking your first food colouring pour some over the eggs and give the colander a shake.
3. Wait for around 30 seconds to let it set then use a second colour to create your tye dyed effect.
4. Leave it to dry before touching them.

We did have some problems with this but it may be the type of food colouring we used so we actually used marbling inks which worked really nicely, but the ink never fully dries.

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Nanny Anita
Norland Nanny

Nanny Anita is our resident Super Nanny. Having trained at the famous Norland College, in Bath, she has over 12 years experience, working all over the world with children from 2 months to 17 years old. Nanny Anita is an expert when it comes to keeping the little ones entertained and writes a column with Leonora called 'Get Crafty' for Little London magazine. Nanny Anita has been on hand to answer our reader questions, and she provides weekly arts, crafts and activities for families to do with their children at home. She really is a modern day Mary Poppins!

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