Eggshell Art

eggshell-art

Make beautiful eggshell art with your kids. It’s easy and fun to make a mosaic with broken pieces of eggshell dyed different colors.

You will need the following materials:

  • eggshells
  • egg dye
  • paper towels
  • vinegar
  • drinking glasses
  • black card stock
  • pencil
  • white school glue

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Start by dying the broken eggshells different colors. Pour half a cup of boiling water into each drinking glass, along with one tablespoon of vinegar and 10-20 drops of food coloring. Wait for 5 minutes, stirring the eggshells occasionally.

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Dump each glass into a colander in the sink, one by one. Line a cookie sheet with paper towels, and place the eggshells on it to dry. Don’t mix the colors unless you’re trying to make strange confetti. Let it dry overnight.

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Draw a design with pencil on the black card stock paper. Then fill one area with white school glue. Dump one color of eggshells onto the page, pressing the eggshells down. Re-arrange the eggshells until they look nice. Lift the page to let the excess eggshells fall from the page. Then move on to the next color until your design is cmplete. After letting it dry, you can enjoy your finished eggshell art!

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9 Responses to “Eggshell Art”

  1. Jenn L says:

    This is a really fun idea! I pinned it to my Homeschool Arts & Crafts board. 🙂

  2. Mae says:

    Looks like a great creative project to do with kids. Too bad I can’t stand the smell of eggs (and we live in a vegan household). 🙂

  3. I wish I knew about this years ago. Now my son is grown, and is not yet married himself. I pinned this on my Art board . It’s relatively simple yet produces a type of mosaic art. I loved mosaic kits when I was a child and would love to do this with a future grandchild.

  4. I had forgotten all about this fun craft. Thanks for sharing. We are raising chicks right now that will eventually lay green, white, brown and terra cotta colored eggs. What fun this will be for my daughter to use our own colored eggshells and to try dying them different colors as well.

  5. Great idea! I’ve never had kids, so might just have to feed my own inner child with some eggshell art! 😉
    cheers,
    Gordon

  6. I love it! We’ll have to give that a try! 🙂

  7. Andrea says:

    A great project for a cold and snowy day

  8. Julie says:

    Now I know what to do with all the shells! Brilliant Susan!

  9. Anu says:

    These look so neat, Susan! You always have such great ideas!

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