What You’ll Need
- Butter knife
- Small bowl
- Paint or crayons
- Tissue paper
What to Do
- Use the butter knife to make a small hole in the bottom of the egg.
- Empty the egg into a small bowl. Rinse the inside of the egg with water. Let dry.
- Decorate the eggshells with paint or crayons.
- Roll a piece of paper to create a funnel. Place the small end inside the hole. Pour the confetti through the funnel.
- Cut a small piece of tissue paper. Glue it over the hole. Let dry.
Extend the Fun
For younger kids: An empty eggshell is fragile, especially in little hands. Support the delicate shells in an egg cup or a small bowl to make the decorating easier.
For older kids: For fancier eggshells, dye each egg with food coloring, vinegar, and hot water (10 drops food coloring/3 tablespoons vinegar/1 cup water) before emptying so the decorated eggs have a background color. As an alternative to confetti, fill an egg with M&M’s and crush it in the palm of a pal’s outstretched hand. Yum!
Craft by Jill Douglas; text by Mary Sears