Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Eggshell Christmas Craft-Holly

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Usually my eggshells go straight into my compost.  But this is a fun way to reuse them as well!

 

I love the great number of Christmas pictures that you can download free off of the internet.  I like to try and have the kids decorate them differently each time.  We’ve colored (with markers, pencils, crayons, etc) painted, melted crayon, glued yarn on, used tissue paper, etc. 

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I thought I’d try something new this time.  So I boiled some eggshells (that I cleaned out) with green food coloring and some in red food coloring.  I used lots of dye because I wanted red, not pink! 

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Here are some of our colored eggshell masterpieces.  This was really fun for the kids because they got to smash up their own eggshells.  We just covered the pictures with glue and then sprinkled the eggshells on top.  We did the red berry first, then the green leaves.

 

Rebecca

7 comments:

JDaniel4's Mom said...

The egg shells add such a great effect. Great idea!

Lynn said...

This looks like a great fun craft to do with the family. Thanks for sharing it :)

RedTedArt said...

Oh what a great Christmas craft and a little bit different!


I would LOVE for you to join us at Kids Get Crafty (every Wednesday on Red Ted Art) - current link up http://www.redtedart.com/2010/12/15/kids-get-crafty-christmas-baubles/

Hope to see you there!

Maggy

RedTedArt said...

(thank you :-))

Monkeying Around said...

I love this idea and I have never heard of using eggs shells in that way before. please do feel free to add it to our blog hop on monkeys doodles. www.monkeyingaround1.blogspot.com

Adele x x x

Brandi said...

Love it! such a neat and unique idea!

Elle Belles Bows said...

Wow! What a fantastic idea! Thanks for sharing! Kerri