DIY Spotted Easter Eggs

When we were younger, my brother and I used to love making these spotted Easter eggs. Last weekend I was feeling creative, so I decided to make some spotted eggs to decorate my new house 🙂

What you need:
Dye (& containers)
Candle (white is best) and matches
Baking sheet
Paper towel
Aluminum foil

Step 1: Hard boil or blow out eggs

Step 2: (once eggs have cooled) light candle, and dribble melted wax on eggs (hard to see the wax in the pic below)

Step 3: Once wax has dried, place egg is dye.  The dye is not able to penetrate the wax, so the areas with wax will not be dyed.

Step 4:  Allow dye to dry

Step 5: Repeat process with different coloured dyes until you are happy with the looks of your eggs.

If you don’t let the eggs dry fully after dying, the wax will not stick well, and may dislodge.

Step 6:  Once you are finished waxing and dying the eggs, place them on a foil-lined baking sheet and place in oven to melt off the wax dots.  I suggest broiling them at about 150-200F.  Monitor the eggs (if they get too hot, they may crack).  Once wax is soft, it can be wiped off with a paper towel.

Some of my eggs (especially the middle egg, above) have a mottled colouring.  I think this is becasue I used cheap dye and didn’t always allow my eggs to dry fully between each wax-dye cycle. 

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