This activity came from my 3rd grade teacher, Mrs. Floor. I remember making one of these fun Easter pictures in my class back in the day. I loved my little lamb that was glittered with crushed egg shells. It’s fun to share crafts I did as a child with my own kids. We’re crushing eggs shells again, getting some decorations ready for Easter.
Easter Art Glittered with Crushed Egg Shells
Supplies for Crushed Eggs Shell Craft:
- colored egg shells
- heavy cardstock paper
First color dye some hard-boiled eggs. I did 15 eggs here. You’ll get about 6-7 good pictures out of that. You could even leave the egg shells white if you wanted to, for a bunny or a lamb.
Let the eggs dry, then crack them open and save all the shell pieces. You’ll need to let all the shell pieces dry again for a little while as they are wet from the inside egg. (While the eggs were drying, we made a big batch of Egg Salad and ate some sandwiches for lunch.) Then place the egg shells in a plastic baggie and crush them to small bits.
Get some paper and place it on a tray or newspaper. With your pencil, draw an image, then trace your glue on top of the image. We did Easter eggs, a bunny, and an Easter basket.
Sprinkle your egg shells over the glue. Shake off the extra, putting the extra back into the bag.
Let the images dry for a bit, then you can display them for Easter. There are many other Spring and Easter images to glitter with crushed egg shells. These could be framed or given as an Easter card too!