Yesterday I wrote about making quiche and told you our favourite quiche recipe of the moment, well, if you give the quiche a go, don’t throw away your egg shells but save them for this awesome egg bomb painting activity, which has to be one of my favourite craft activities for kids.
I first came across the idea on Pinterest, and I just thought I’d give it a go! With two little boys who are obsessed with smashing, bashing and crashing, it seemed like it would entertain them for 15 minutes (a bonus during the summer holiday’s yes?!). My only issue with this was the wastage, I have a huge issue with wasted food and really waste of any kind, at the moment both boys can be very wasteful, as is the norm at their age, so we are trying to teach them not to be wasteful and to be conscious of what they use… So that in mind, I could waste the eggs and I needed to use at least 6-8 eggs. What to make? Well, that’s why quiche is perfect! We also had scrambled eggs on toast for breakfast, just crack the eggs and save the shells.
Here’s what to do:
Your egg shells (I recommend at least 6, but you can do this with just 1 if you choose) need to have been cracked at the top, so that there is a bigger volume of egg at the base and a ‘cap’ top. Once you have used up your eggs making quiche, scrambled eggs or meringues, you need to gently wash out your shells.
When the shells are clean and dry, place them open top up into egg cups and fill with your chosen colour. I took the opportunity to talk to the boys about what happens when we mix colours, we made red + blue = purple, red + white = pink and red + yellow = orange. It was a great chance to introduce some learning into the craft, we even had a chat about primary colours – which Roo knew but Toby thought was fun.
Anyway, once that has been done. Find a space that is either wipeable or head outside, and set up your paper. We used 6 sheets of A4 card taped together on the back, but you could use A3 paper or larger if you choose.
I showed the boys how to throw the egg and what to do then let them loose. Once we had thrown the eggs once we collected up the smushed shells and threw them again. It was great fun!
Pretty neat, huh? This is such a fun summer activity and by the time we’d cooked, painted and cleaned up, most of the day was gone! Give it a go one day (maybe when the weather picks back up).