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Marble Eggs

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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Copyright 1998 by Patricia Kuffner. Excerpted from The Preschooler's Busy Book with permission of its publisher, Meadowbrook Press.

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