|Eggshell Flowers by Fran W|
|Painted eggshells by Fran W|
Method # 1
If you are using clean, raw eggshell halves, cover your work area with newspaper and use watercolor paint or food dye to color the inside and outside of each half with a paint brush. Place each painted half on a flat baking sheet that has been covered with aluminum foil, and place in a 250 degree oven for about 2 – 3 minutes to dry them. When they cool down, crush the shells up and place like-colors into plastic zip-top bags or in small containers with a lid for easy storage.
Note: To make sorting easier, consider painting each eggshell with only one color at a time, or color the inside one color, and the outside another.
Tip: White eggshells can be colored with food coloring. To do this, put a 1/2 tsp of vinegar into a cup along with a little water, and a few drops of food coloring, and mix with a craft stick. Add the eggshells and mix again. In 30 minutes, remove eggshells from the cup, and place them on a paper towel or newspaper to dry for a few hours or overnight.
lue dries, paint over the egg shells.
– Make a colorful eggshell collage rather than a drawing.
– Make textured cards with the eggshells.
– Make small eggshell creations on paper and glue a magnet behind it.
– Glue your eggshells onto recycled yogurt or sour cream containers and use them as planters. When you are finished with your egg shells, sprinkle them around the top of the soil of your new planter.
Tip: Eggshells give nutrients back to the soil! Compost or place leftover shells, that you are not planning to use for another project, around your favorite plant or tree outside!
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