I'm not sure if this is a children's craft or a grownup one. I think both groups would enjoy it.
- Hard Boiled Egg(s)
- Dye (natural, food coloring/vinegar or store bought)
- old candle stubs (white) or paraffin wax
- tin can (I like to crush the top a bit with pliers to make a spout)
- margarine container
- paint brush (that can be thrown away after) or q-tip
- small pressed flower or fern-ish leaves (pansies work very well) -- it doesn't have to be pressed long, it just has to be flat.
- Prepare dye according to package directions (or check out our easter egg dye ideas).
- Put the wax into a tin can and place the can into a saucepan that has approximately an inch
of water in the bottom. Turn the heat on medium low and watch carefully. The water needs to warm enough to melt the wax until they reach liquid form. (Adults only should do this step of the activity -- if you put the heat too high or leave it on too long, it could ignite).
- Using a potholder around the can in case it is warm, pour the melted wax into the margarine container. (Adults only should do this step of the activity.).
- Position the pressed flower on the egg.
- Dab melted wax completely over the flower and onto the egg slightly with q-tip or paint brush.
- Dye egg as usual.
- The wax will keep the dye from touching the flower and will "glue" the flower onto the egg!