With your help even a two year old will be able to make this decoration for his/her room. These colorful eggs are blown egg-shells painted and decorated by a two year old and a four year old. Parent’s role is to prepare eggs shells, tie a bow and take care of work safety.
Best Easter egg shells
You will need:
- blown egg-shells, make sure that your egg-shells are washed, especially if your kid is allergic to eggs. Prepare 2-3 egg-shells for every child.
- BBQ skewer sticks, in the same amount as egg-shells;
- tape to attach the eggs to a stick;
- small container with water;
- white thread;
- wet wipes to keep your hands clean.
As I mentioned earlier the egg-shells have to be clean.
Secure the place/station where the kids will be working. Place some paper on the table and secure it with tape.
Remember, when your kid gets bored, take a break. Adjust the pace of work to a child, then your co-operation will be good.
Using the skewer make a few holes in the egg box – you will have a stand to dry your egg shells. Stick the skewer all the way through the egg-shell, then using the tape secure the eggs on the skewer stick. Each egg-shell has to be secured with tape from both sides, so that is does not move.
Now it is time to explain to your child that egg-shells are very delicate and skewer can prick.
Child should hold the skewer with an egg-shell with one hand and the brush with the other hand.
After painting, place the egg-shell with the stick on the stander and let dry. Move on to the next egg-shell.
When the egg-shells are dry, start decorating them with some stickers.
Glitter your egg shell and dry it again.
Prepare buttons, threads and scissors.
Peel off the tapes which secure the egg-shell and pull the stick out.
Make a cut at the top of the skewer .
Take a thread and insert it into the cut on the stick. This way you will have a tool to pull thread through the holes in the egg-shells.
Pull the thread out of the skewer then carefully pull the skewer out of the egg shell.
Attach a button on the thread’s end.
Tie a bow next to the button. Let your kid choose the ribbon.
Examples of finished Easter egg-shells: