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EGG SHELL CANVAS


Yep, we don’t just save egg shells at Easter! Egg shells are a year-round thing in this house and we use them for art-making, along with math and literacy activities!

Last week, I realized the shell pile was getting a little….ummm…..over-the-top. In an effort to derail what my husband had lovingly called “SHELL MOUNTAIN”, we decided to dive into some process art! The girls had a blast and the end product is mesmerizing!






WHAT YOU NEED:

  • egg shells (washed and dried)

  • tray

  • watercolor paint

  • paintbrushes

  • small pieces of tissue paper

  • glitter

HOW TO MAKE:

  1. Place egg shells on a tray.

  2. Decorate the egg shells with watercolour paint.

  3. While the paint is still wet, add pieces of tissue paper to the egg shells. You might need to use a paint brush to stick down the tissue paper edges!

  4. Sprinkle shells with glitter.

  5. Ta-da! Admire your artwork

ACTIVITY EXTENSIONS:

  • Think of other materials you could use to decorate the eggs!

  • Use your final product as a centrepiece during Easter!

CONNECTION STARTERS:

  • How did you choose which paint colours to use?

  • How did you decide when you had used enough tissue paper or glitter?

  • Where are some places we could display this around the house?

  • Which of your friends or cousins would enjoy this activity?

  • What other surfaces would you like to try painting on?

THINGS TO CELEBRATE & ENCOURAGE:

  • embracing the freedom of this open-ended art activity, especially if they tend to lean towards structure!

  • making independent decisions during the art-making process

  • sharing materials

  • positive collaboration with a sibling or friend

  • reflecting on artwork and making additions or modifications to achieve the desired look

Couldn’t you admire these beauties for hours?! Once SHELL MOUNTAIN peaks again, you can bet this will be our go-to art activity!

Please tag us @theartstadium if you give this egg shell canvas a try!


Happy connecting! <3


XOXO,

Lindsay

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