While all over the world, people are self-isolating, it doesn't mean you can't have fun with the kids or celebrate Easter with the family! You may have previously tried our Beaba Babycook hard-boiled eggs (or soft boiled too!) as well as our naturally coloured eggs that are edible for kids for Easter. Rather than this being a recipe, it is more of a traditional Easter family fun craft. Inspired by the traditional Eastern European Batik eggs, these crayon wax-resist eggs are easy to create for toddlers and children alike.
Please note we have not tested eating these afterwards so we therefore do not advise if this is safe to do so! We use this as a craft activity. :)
DIY Wax-Resist Easter Eggs
- Cooking time: 15 minutes
- Ingredients: Eggs, food colouring, vinegar, wax crayons, paper towel and waxed paper for drying
- Place the eggs in the steamer basket.
- Fill water up to Level 2 (150ml) for hard boiled eggs and press steam. (Alternaively, if you are boiling eggs to eat - check out our recipe with different timings here)
- When the Babycook has finished, carefully remove the eggs and place straight into some ice cold water and cool for a minute or two.
- Using a white crayon, draw your pattern directly onto the shell of the egg.
- Create a food colouring mixture using about ½ - 1 cup water, 1-2 tablespoons of vinegar and some food colouring. I like to add about 20 drops or about half a cap full for a rich and deep colour
- Gently lower your egg into the food colouring mixture and leave for a couple of minutes.
- Lift it out with a spoon or tea strainer and check the colour. If you are happy, lift it completely out and pat dry with some paper towel.
- Allow to dry on some wax paper.
- You may wish to gently rub the crayon-wax off with some paper towel once it is dry.
There are many tips out there for even more adventurous egg-dyeing. You may wish to dye first, then draw and then dye another colour for a two-toned look (like in the purple and pink zig zag egg above). Alternatively people have tried galaxy or ombre eggs too! Let us know your favourite way to dye eggs below!