Easter Egg Decorating for Young Children & Eggshell Mosaic Art

Egg Decorating for Young Children
This idea gives the children a more “hands-0n”, creative approach to decorating eggs than the traditional method.

Cut various colored tissue paper into small squares.  Water down some Elmer’s glue and place it into small containers.

tissue paper egg decorating ingredients

Have the children use a small paintbrush to “paint” the tissue paper squares onto a hard boiled egg using the watered down glue mixture.  Ensure that the children cover each square on their egg with the glue mixture which makes the squares stick to the egg.

Allow the eggs to dry overnight.

Easter egg decorated with tissue paper

Eggshell Art

eggshell art

eggshell art

Children can create beautiful mosaic art with leftover eggshells! You can use Easter eggs’ shells that are already colored or create your own colored eggshells by following these simple instructions:

Collect a supply of clean, dry, crushed eggshells.

For each color mix together 2 tablespoons of vinegar, a cup of hot water, and approximately 10 drops of food coloring in a bowl (using a different bowl for each color).

Place some of the crushed eggshells in each bowl.

Gently stir the eggshells until they become the desired color.

Remove the eggshells from the bowl and spread them onto paper towels to dry.

To create mosaic art pictures have the children use paintbrushes to spread glue in a design onto white construction paper. Allow them to sprinkle the colored eggshells onto the glue. Allow the glue to dry.

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One thought on “Easter Egg Decorating for Young Children & Eggshell Mosaic Art

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