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  DESCRIPTION     Crayons melted in hot water color make marbled Easter eggs  
  DETAILS     Be forewarned, this is a messy project. Youíre going to have wax on your bowl, in your sink and on your tools when youíre finished. The only way I found to clean up was with hot water and paper towels. You have to decide if the finished product is worth the clean up frustrations.

First prepare your drying board. Push nails through the cardboard in a triangular pattern large enough to form a stand for the wet eggs. Now peel the paper from the crayons and grate the crayon onto a plate. I have a hand grater for parmesan cheese which was easier to work with than my big, all purpose grater. Fill a bowl with very hot water. Add the grated crayon pieces. Put the egg on a spoon and dip it in the water, covering the egg with as much wax as possible. Remove the egg slowly and put it on the stand to dry. You can mix colors for colorful effects. The age of the child determines how much preparation should be done by adults. Beware the hot water and the grating. Itís easy to burn fingers and grate them along with the crayon. But oh what a magical effect when you create your very own Easter Eggs!
  AGE RANGE     Pre-school to 15 and up  
  GENDER     All  
  SEASONAL     Yes  
  MATERIALS NEEDED     Hard boiled eggs, small bowl, plate, crayons, cheese grater, hot water, thick cardboard, nails or tacks,  spoon  
  SKILLS NEEDED     Manual dexterity. How many steps the child performs determines how much.  
  TIME TO PREPARE (Minutes)     45  
  TIME TO MAKE (minutes)     30  
  MY RATING (1-10)     10  
  ALL RATINGS (1-10)                                                                                                Rating Formula   
  NAME     Suzy Smith  


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