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This Easter why not try something a little different? Make Easter eggs using a traditional textile dyeing method called batik that uses wax to create patterns on a dyed surface. In this activity, you'll use melted candle wax and crepe paper dye to create unique, beautifully-patterned eggs. This is also a good opportunity to talk to your child about nature, spring, and why eggs are a symbol of the season.
You can also create longer lasting treasures if you'd like. Empty out the eggs by poking holes through both ends with a pin and blowing out the contents. The raw egg contents can be used for cooking. This method leaves a fragile but light egg shell that will keep indefinitely.