Egg Shell Collage

by Ow Yang Jing Yi


Using cracked egg shells and some food colouring, children can create their own collage.

Skill Level: Easy

Suitable For: 3 - 4 years old

Estimated Time: > 30 mins

Environment: Indoors

Learning Framework

  • Physical - Eye-hand coordination (stirring, scooping, pasting)

  • Intellectual - Observing, predicting

  • Emotional - Confidence

  • Social - Sharing artwork with family and friends


Step 1

Introduce the materials to the children and let them examine the egg shells. Prepare some water in the plastic cups and drop in the food colouring with the straws.

Step 3

On the next day, let the children observe the differences in the egg shells

Step 5

Let the children draw on the coloured paper with the white glue and arrange the different coloured egg shells on the cardboard as a collage.

  • White Glue

  • Various Food Colouring

  • Empty Plastic Cups

  • Cleaned Egg Shells

  • Straws

  • Coloured Paper

Step 2

Put the egg shells into the food colouring cups. Leave them to soak overnight.

Step 4

Ask the children to crack the egg shells using their hands.

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