How to Make Eggshell Art for Kids

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Eggshell Art

Have you ever painted with help from eggshells yet? Let’s try this simple eggshell art together. My kids love it!

Here is what you need:

  • Empty eggshells
  • Paint
  • Tissue Paper
  • Tape
  • Canvas
eggshell art for kids

Making Modern Eggshell Art

Step 1: Prepare the eggs

Empty your eggs by cracking the top off. I used one dozen medium eggs, but my kids enjoyed it so much; they asked for more.

I tried two techniques to crack them. If you have cooked eggs, take a knife and cut the top off and spoon the inside out. It’s possible when they are raw as well.

Step 2: Add color

Fill the eggshells with various paint colors. I recommend using washable paint if you do this together with your kids.

Step 3: Secure them

Cut tissue papers in squares, place the paper over the egg openings and secure it with tape.

Step 4: Have fun

Now it’s time to enjoy yourself. Have fun throwing the eggshells against the canvas. You will love your beautiful modern eggshell art!


  • Be aware, it’s messy. We did this project outside and placed a cardboard box under the canvas, which made it easy to clean up.
  • Eggshells can be fragile, especially empty. So be careful with them and take your time preparing.
  • There is no reason to waste the actual eggs. They still can be used for scrambled eggs or the inside can be eaten when cooked!
  • Some shell parts might stay on the canvas, just remove them carefully.
  • We used a permanent marker and wrote the name and date on the canvas.

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4 Easy steps to make Eggshell Art for kids

Susanne Williams
Susanne is a designated mom of three beautiful little Tigers, a flight attendant, and a new lifestyle blogger. She happily shares her fun and easy kids' activities and crafts integrated into her everyday farm life, on social media to inspire others!