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Easter Art Glittered with Crushed Egg Shells

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.

Supplies for Crushed Eggs Shell Craft:

  • colored egg shells
  • pencil
  • glue
  • heavy cardstock paper
  • tray

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.

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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!

35 comments

  1. My almost 5 y/o son will just love making these. Thanks you so much for something different and fun. Also, a great idea for use of all of the egg shells. We make way color way more eggs than we can eat.

  2. Thanks so much for all your fantastic ideas, Marie. I always know I can find some fabulous family fun if I dig through your archives. I can’t wait to share this one with my readers. Thanks!

  3. Thanks Marie! I ended up making these with my five year old son this weekend. We made them as Easter cards to give out to all his grandparents and great-grandparents. We both had such a good time creating our little masterpieces together and everyone was very impressed with the results :-)

  4. These are lovely. I have just stumbled it for you.
    Thanks for a great idea for what to do with the left over shells. I won’t be throwing them out anymore!

  5. Love this idea! And Christie’s idea to dye just the shells of used eggs is brilliant!

    This art project seems much easier than traditional egg dyeing for my really young children. Thanks for the inspiration!

  6. I just stumbled across your blog and I instantly fell in love. This is a spectacular idea!!! Thanks for the inspiration. I will be back for more….

  7. BB – Thanks for kind words. I do these activities because they are simple and happy that it appeals to others too. I am all about the ease, while still having fun.

    Christie – That is a great idea to just save the egg shells from raw eggs. I go through so many that it would be easy to do that and just wash them out, ready to dye!

    Ashley – This blog helps me do more crafty things with my kids, but I love doing fun projects anyway!! Thanks for visiting.

  8. I recently found your blog through Sugar Doodle and have subscribed to your posts. I don’t always get around to doing fun creative things like this with my two young kids, but I hope to. I love your fun ideas and inspiration. Thanks so much! Do you do fun things like this all the time with your kids? Way to go!

  9. oh I love doing these.
    We always saved egg shells for a couple weeks, then dyed the halves. That way we didn’t have to make extra hard boiled eggs which were only so well liked at my house.
    thanks for the reminder of a project i love doing.

  10. Marie u r really genius, I LOVE ur ideas soo much.

    The pictures are so cute :) what I love is the simplicity of the idea and materials

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