Oct 9, 2013

Paint Filled Eggs on Canvas

We have had lots of fun finding FUN ways to use the eggshells after we eat our eggs.  The shells are easy to keep, and they make a great vessel for all sorts of fun.  So far we have used them to make sidewalk smoke bombs, explore with sidewalk egg crack painting, and to make BOO bombs.  Today, Rosie and Jewel had a blast throwing paint filled eggs at canvas.

Paint Filled Eggs on Canvas
Throw paint filled eggs at canvas.  Making the eggs is easy and this project is so FUN!
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Just imagine how fun it is for kids to throw paint filled eggs?  It is such a blast, and the art work produced is beautiful!  This project is surprisingly easy to set up and very FRUGAL, too!


Paint Filled Eggs on Canvas Materials List
  • Emptied eggshells
  • Paint (we used washable tempera)
  • Tissue paper
  • A glue stick
  • Optional: A canvas- you could also use poster board or paper
Filling the eggs with paint is really easy.  We just save our shells as we eat eggs.  All you have to do is use a butter knife to gently crack the top of the shells, making a hole big enough for the egg to pass through.  I always break the loose shell fragments away before emptying the egg to make sure they don't end up in our breakfast.  Then I give the eggshells a quick rinse with warm water and anti-bacterial soap and place them back into the carton to dry

Paint filled eggs on Canvas

That's it!  It doesn't take any extra time to crack the eggs in this way, and you are then left with the perfect vessel.  Now all you have to do is fill the eggs with paint

Fill eggs with paint and toss them at canvas!  This project is surprisingly easy to set up and SO FUN!


Once filled you will want to seal them using tissue paper and glue.  Simply use a glue stick to cover one side of a tissue paper square and then gently stick that over each egg opening.  So easy and works great!

Paint filled eggs- toss them at canvas for a super fun art project kids LOVE!

I wanted to make a piece of art that we could keep so I bought a large canvas from Walmart, but you could just as easily use poster board or fill the eggs with sidewalk chalk and let kids throw them freely at the pavement.  Kids are sure to love this fun project either way.

I leaned our canvas on a box in open grass and let the girls loose.  They had so much fun tossing the eggs and watching them splat

Paint filled eggs on canvas

Paint filled eggs on canvas

Paint filled eggs on canvas

The effects from the thrown eggs were so neat and with each crack the girls were excited to discover the paint color inside

Paint filled eggs on canvas

It wasn't long before all the eggs were thrown, but that was ok.  Each egg was able to be tossed multiple times before it was completely cracked and emptied of paint

Isn't this such a fun way to use egg shells after eating the eggs?  

Also, be sure to check out all the other fun ways we have found to use eggshells:

Little ones love tossing eggs freely at the pavement


Toss these smoking boos at the pavement to create a ghostly smoke show


A colorful way to make art with eggs

  Smoking BOO Bombs- a super fun Halloween activity for kids.  These are easy to make and cost next to nothing, always a bonus.  Sidewalk Smoke Bombs- Fill eggshells with an easy to make chalk powder mixture and let kids delight in tossing them at the pavement to make beautiful clouds of smoke art in the air and neat art effects on the pavement! These are SO COOL! (A great way to use eggshells after eating the eggs)
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Such FUN ways to use and recycle eggshells!

Fill eggs with paint and toss them at canvas.  SO FUN and filling the eggs is so easy!

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