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Coloured egg shell collage

Easter is almost here and eggs are a big part of this celebration. This is an easy gluing craft for preschoolers and older children.

Dyed egg shell pieces

  • save and thoroughly wash egg shells (eggs are common childhood allergies)
  • break them into little pieces in between paper towels
  • separate them into small containers for dying
  • Add equal parts vinegar and food coloring to create different colors (the vinegar acts as a setting agent)
  • Allow to dry overnight
  • children draw a small picture on white paper
  • using while glue, fill the picture in with the egg shells

eggshell butterfly

Younger children will be happy to just make random patterns with the shells.

An alternative to egg shells pieces is rice. I am not a huge fan of using edible food for crafts, but stale white rice is great to dye using the same method. It takes a little longer to dry, but keeps well in air-tight jars for future use.

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