Textured Art is fabulous for kids to create with and as Easter approaches I thought we would make some dyed egg shells to create some textured art pictures with for some Egg and Easter themed fun. So here’s how to dye egg shells for art.
Materials needed to dye egg shells
Zip Lock Bags
Baking Tray or other flat container
How to dye the egg shells
Start off by placing the egg shells into ziplock bags – we had 15 eggs in total that my friends and I had saved for the kids to use (we don’t eat eggs apart from in cooking and baking so I needed some help). We split the eggs into 3 bags to dye them 3 different colours.
Once in the bag crush – the eggs can be sharp when they are smashed so we found that using a rolling pin with the kids smashed the egg shells really well and the kids had fun rolling them flat.
Add to each of the bags a couple off splashes of vinegar and then some of the food colouring. Next it’s shake and of course I had lots of willing helpers to shake the egg shells to coat them with the vinegar and food colouring.
Line a baking tray or other flat container with some paper towel. Tip out the egg shells from the bags into rows and spread out to dry.
Watch out next week for our textured art project with dyed egg shells it’s been a lot of fun making it.
Cerys is a marine biologist, environmental educator, teacher, mum, and home educator from the UK. She loves getting creative, whether it is with simple and easy crafts and ideas, activities to make learning fun, or delicious recipes that you and your kids can cook together you'll find them all shared here on Rainy Day Mum.