What Shall We Do With Those Shells?

26 Apr

Artist: Linda Biggers

Eggshell Artist: Linda Biggers

TWO-CENT TUESDAY!  Here is another inexpensive and creative idea to try!

I’ve got a suggestion for a creative use for those Easter egg shells that you are about to discard or put into your compost bin. 

What You Need:     •Colored Egg Shells       •Posterboard         •Glue

1.  First, save all the shells you peel off your Easter eggs!  

2.  Break the colored egg shells into small enough pieces so that they are fairly flat.

3.  Draw a design on a dark piece of poster board with a pencil.

4.  Working in small sections, use a cotton swab or an old paint brush to liberally spread glue onto your design.

5.  Stick the egg-shell pieces, colored side up, onto the glue.

6.  Continue with step 4 and 5 until your design is completely filled in with egg shells.                                                     

7.  Set your mosaic aside to dry completely.

Tips: You can experiment with the background color paper and also add mixed media elements.  You may chose to coat the final project with a varnish.

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4 Responses to “What Shall We Do With Those Shells?”

  1. clubcreativestudio April 28, 2011 at 1:56 AM #

    Great memory, Hajra! Thanks for sharing.

  2. clubcreativestudio April 28, 2011 at 1:55 AM #

    Thanks, Roberta. I know what you mean I had a nice time watching children on my neighborhood enjoy their yard hunts for their eggs.

  3. Roberta April 27, 2011 at 6:14 PM #

    I really love your creativity. I miss the little ones suddenly.

  4. Hajra April 27, 2011 at 6:58 AM #

    An Eater egg creativity post! I was so expecting that!
    We were made to do something similar in school… what our group ended up with was a “egg – plant”. We painted those shells and hung them on to the ends of a dried out plant…This sounds pretty fun too.

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