Easter egg decorating – easy and cheap wax technique!
Looking for an amazing technique to decorate Easter eggs?
Wax painting technique is one of my very favourites! I was about 4 years old when I learned how to wax paint eggs in the nursery. Obviously, being so little I didn’t really know what I was doing and simply saw this activity as something fun to do on a parents&kids day organised during Easter. But I do remember the table layout and the distinct scent of melted wax. And I always thought if ever I have a son I’ll use this way to make special egg treats for him at Easter.
And voila! It’s Easter and I have a son! lol So here I am, decorating away and preparing to put his first painted egg from mommy into his easter basket! Wax painting is not only very cheap but it’s also quite simple even if you’re not that crafty or art savvy. Just melt the wax and look around you for perfect easter egg designs – the inspiration for motives are everywhere! On a packet of tissues, floral dresses, children’s books or cottage style patterned mugs. There are also tons of butterfly and flower templates on Pinterest that can be painted with dots!
What will you need for this DIY?
a pack of crayons (I’d go for more than just the basic 6-colour palette because bigger packs include colours such as white or purple which create a perfect shade of lavender together)
a pencil with the rubber tip
tea light candles (one candle to melt a crayon, you can also use the aluminium cup the candle sits in to melt the crayon in)
aromatherapy lamp (you can get a bit creative here, you can use a seal wax spoon but essentially you’ll need one hand to paint with and one to hold the egg so what you need is something continuously melting your wax as you paint. I created my own kind of stand from an old wire to hold my bowl of wax above the fire)
eggs (hardboiled or you can blow the egg out and use the shell only. For this kind of painting the egg doesn’t need to be white, wax painted brown eggs are very beautiful too!)
Set up your melting set by lighting a candle and putting a pot with a piece of crayon above it. Put the pin into the rubber tip of the pencil and that will be your painting ‘brush’, you can dip it into the wax and create beautiful patterns on the egg shell. The smaller the pin head the more delicate motives you can create. The wax dries instantly so don’t worry if you make a mistake, you can always add a second layer of another colour and cover the mistake. To put the egg down if needed you can use a plastic bottle cup which the egg sits nicely in. Hardboiled eggs kept in the fridge at 5 degrees can be used within a week.