Monday, April 4, 2011

Wax Eggs for Easter

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 When I was in Junior High I made some wax figures for an English project. I remembered that the other day and thought.....why not make some eggs out wax for Easter?!?! So I did. Here's what you need to make them for yourself/someone else:
Paraffin wax
Tin Foil
Crayon Pieces
~Put a block of paraffin max on a large piece of tinfoil and push it into a pan. You are not going to want the melted wax to get on the pan, so make sure the tinfoil is bowled a bit, leaving a nice spot of the wax to melt.
 ~Turn the oven on LOW HEAT. Wax will catch fire on med/high heat and believe me, you don't want that AT ALL. :-) That's not good. You just want the wax to melt slowly.
~Add some pieces of a crayon in a color you'd like the egg to be. One paraffin block is going to make a couple of eggs. Let the crayon melt and stir the wax with a spoon (try not to scrape against the tin don't it to crack!!). 
~Once everything is melted, remove it from the stove top and take the tin foil carefully out of the pan. 
~Let it cool for a minute or two and then start scraping it into a pile.

~Once the pile is cool enough for you to handle, take a bunch and make it into an egg shape in your hands. It takes a bit of work, but it's not ridiculous. Just pack and smooth it. Over and over. :-)
That's it!!

Whaddya think of the variety? I'm loving them all. 
And, I've got the perfect little pedestal (made from a wooden candle stick, a bowl, and some wood glue) for holding them :
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  1. Nice, the colors are so pretty and a fun project to work on.

  2. Beautiful, I just love the marbled effect!

  3. Oh those are pretty--I'm so glad you found me and I found your blog too--I'm linking up today! Have a great, creative week. Patty

  4. Very cute & I think I happen to have some wax. hmmmm. I see wax eggs in my future! Found you @ Topsy Turvy

  5. These are really cute. Love that they're made out of wax. I bet you could add fragrance oil, and they'd smell so good.

    Tracy All Thumbs Crafts

  6. I love this!!

    Sadie @

  7. Really neat... I even have a block of parrafin in the pantry... hmm. Visiting from Show and Tell at Blue Cricket.
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  8. I looove this idea, they look fabulous! Thanks so much for sharing! If you have a minute, come check my S&T Fri. out, I have some mini Easter Baskets! Debbie @ Cottage Hann~Me~Downs

  9. woah, what a cool idea! they look awesome. Thanks for linking up to Your Whims Wednesday!

  10. What a great idea. The eggs are really beautiful!
    Marianne :)

  11. Oooh, these eggs look like candy! What a cool project.

  12. cute idea! I thought they were real eggs at 1st sight and great recycle use for broken up crayons. :)

  13. Thank for linking up this cute project as well! Love it!
    Vanessa @ {nifty thrifty things}


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