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Thursday, March 19

Using Dyed Easter Eggs after Easter

Soon, Easter will be over, and you will have dyed eggs sitting around the house.  Don't just toss them out!  Put those already-dyed eggs to good use for an art project.  This simple mosaic project will take 1/3 the time if you're using leftover dyed eggs.  

For our project, we made an Ancient Roman mosaic, but you can make any design you wish.  You can even whip up a batch of Snickerdoodle Easter Eggs to munch on while you work!  (Follow the linked recipe, but add food coloring.)

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How to Make an Ancient Mosaic from Eggshells


Supplies :
  • Paper cups
  • Eggshells (save from a dozen or more eggs, wash them and let them dry out)
  • Water
  • Food coloring
  • Base for mosaic (at least 12"....I used the lid from a gallon of ice cream)


Directions :
  • After your eggshells have dried, break them into little bitty bits.
  • Put food coloring and water into paper cups.  We used red, green, and blue.
  • Put the eggshells bits into the cups, cover them with coloring, and let them sit overnight.
  • Dump them out the next day and let them dry on newspaper.
  • Using the different colors, create your mosaic.


Some tips:
  • If you use different sides of the eggshell, you will get different shades of the same color.  With red, I got red and pink, depending on which side I used.
  • If you're doing a circle shape, start with the outside and work your way in.
  • Save some of your eggshells so that you have the color white as an option.
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