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DIY Eggshell Art for Kids

Updated: Nov 15


Eggshell Art

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My kids are very creative and I m constantly looking for new fun craft ideas for them when I came across this hands-on art activity for kids. We never painted before with the help of eggshells and the kids were fascinated by the idea of throwing color-filled eggs on a canvas to create a beautiful piece of art. While I on the other hand liked the fact that they had to use their fine motor skills for this art project.

Let's give this epic kid fun a try together. Take a look at my the step by step instruction to see how it works. Here is what you need:


  • Empty eggshells

  • Paint

  • Tissue paper

  • Tape

  • Canvas

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Step 1: Empty the eggs

For this crafting project, you will have to crack the top of at least one dozen medium eggs and empty them.

You can use two different techniques, either you do it while the eggs are raw or you cook them first. When they are cooked use a spoon to take the inside out. Both worked for me. It's just a matter of your preferences.

Step 2: Fill the eggshells

Fill the empty eggshells with your choice of colors.

We used my children's favorite colors. I let them pick for themselves. They also helped me fill the empty eggshells. We used washable paint for our craft project.

Step 3: Secure the color-filled eggs

To secure the color-filled eggs take tissue papers and cut squares big enough to cover the openings. Place the paper over the top and secure it with tape.

Step 4: Prepare the canvas

To prepare the canvas place newspaper or old cardboard boxes underneath it so it can be cleaned up easily and your space doesn't get too messy.

Step 5: Create art

The preparation is done, now its time to have fun. Take the covered eggshells and throw them against the canvas.

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  • Be careful cracking the eggs. This part was challenging since the shells are fragile so I took my time. I don't advise letting the kids help you with this step of the preparation.

  • Don't waste food! No need to through the egg white and jog out, they still can be eaten. Just simply use them for baking or making scrambled eggs.

  • After the children finished throwing the prepared eggs make sure to remove leftovers eggshells from the canvas and sign your artwork with your name after it tried off.

Modern Art Facts for Kids:

The epoche of modern art started in the 1860s till to about the 1970s. Artists during this time period experimented with new ways and ideas of materials and function of art with a tendency of abstraction. Well-known artists for this time period are Vincent van Gogh, Paul Cezanne, Paul Gauguin, Georges Seurat, and Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec just to name a few. This informations and more about modern art and their artist can be found here.

My kids really loved this easy hands-on craft project and their finished products. We used the preparation time to spend quality time together. They watched me setting up the eggs and enjoyed being mommy's little helpers along the way. The best part of course was throwing the eggs on the canvas and getting messy.

This arts and crafts activity is really a blast. You should give it a try!

Comment below and let me know how your piece of art turned out and if your kids enjoyed this easy craft idea as much as mine!  

Did your children enjoy this modern art eggshell project and they are hungry for more? Then let them try this toothbrush spray art. See here how easy and fun it is.

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