Egg shell Easter craft!

This craft took a bit of forward planning as I needed to collect a pile of egg shells, but it was worth it! And we eat eggs for breakfast anyway, so it didn’t take too long.

You will need –

  • Egg shells, washed and dried
  • Vinegar
  • Food colouring
  • Craft materials – card, glue

Firstly, to dye the eggs – boil some water and place in a bowl with a generous amount of vinegar (I didn’t measure it out, but gave it a good squirt) and some food colouring. Repeat with different colours. Then place the egg shells into the bowls and leave to absorb the dye for at least 24 hours. Then remove the shells from the bowls and leave to dry for a few hours.

We found that different food colours were absorbed by different amounts by the egg shells. You would need a lot of food colouring for vibrant colours. Now you have dyed egg shells, the scope for craft is endless!


We made some Easter cards for my preschooler’s teachers, and also some pictures for the home (we had a lot of egg shells!).

Once we had finished crafting, we still had some egg shells left over, so my preschooler decided he would build an ‘egg shell house’! He played happily creating his dwelling for some time. Well why not?!

We find this craft glue really strong and use it for nearly all our crafts. Please note that this is an affiliate link, which means that if you purchase the glue here I get a small commission at no cost to you.


Hi! I’m Claire, stay-at-home-mum to two gorgeous boys and a lovely girl. My kids are energetic, spirited and full-of-life, and they certainly keep me on my toes. I love spending time with them and seeing them learn and experience new things – I hope that this blog will give you ideas to try out on the children in your life!

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