Make Mosaic Easter Eggs
Parents' lifestyle editor Taryn Mohrman demonstrates how to decorate ceramic eggs with crushed, dyed egg shells.
-Hi I'm Taryn Mohrman, Parents Magazine lifestyle editor. This Easter, I'm gonna show you how to make this colorful mosaic eggs with your kids using left-over egg shells. For this craft, you will need egg shells, a hard boiled or ceramic egg, bottle caps, food coloring, a fork or slotted spoon, cups, boiling water, vinegar, a tray and baking rock, paper towel, and white glue. The great thing about this craft is that you don't have to waste any eggs to make it. You can save the shells from breakfast or crack the eggs into a bowl and make a quiche for dinner. We've gone ahead and rinse them with warm water, and now we're gonna put them in a dye bath. First, got to protect your surface with some craft paper and then mom can add 1 cup of boiling water with a tablespoon of white vinegar and some food coloring, and so we're gonna make the last yellow cups so we can dye these eggs, give it a nice swirl. This a job for the kids, wanted to mix really well, you can add your egg shell. You're gonna submerge it into the liquid for about 3 to 5 minutes or until you achieve the desired color. When it's ready you're gonna use a spoon to fish the egg out from the dye bath. We're gonna place this upon this baking rock. It has paper towel and baking tray underneath and that's to catch any excess dye as it runs off. Once the shells are completely dry, you can have your kids help you break them into smaller pieces, just keep going and until have a nice assortment of all different colors and sizes. The next step is to take your ceramic or hard boiled egg and apply craft glue to it, then take your egg shell pieces and stick them on top. Once your egg is completely covered, you can place it on a bottle cap to dry overnight and you have beautiful mosaic eggs to display on your breakfast table.