- 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)
- Grate peeled crayon stubs over wax paper or newspaper.
- Fill a large glass jar with very hot water.
- Drop pinches of grated crayon into the water and add an egg as soon as the crayon begins to melt.
- Twirl the egg in the water with a slotted spoon; the wax will make a design on the egg.
- Carefully remove the egg from the water with a slotted spoon and set it in an upside-down egg carton to dry.
- Spray with clear acrylic when the wax is dry, if desired.
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Copyright © 1998 by Patricia Kuffner. Excerpted from The Preschooler's Busy Book with permission of its publisher, Meadowbrook Press.
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