Here’s a fun way to recycle leftover dyed eggs!
What You Need
- Acrylic paints
- Small container such as an old can or jar
- Nontoxic clear craft glaze or finish (optional)
- Hard-boiled and dyed eggs
- Clay flower pot
- Clear-drying glue
What You Do
- Paint flower pot
Paint the flower pot any color you want and let paint dry.
- Prepare egg shells
Carefully peel the eggshells and crush them into different-sized bits.
- Plan your design
Lightly draw the outline of a simple design, such as a butterfly or flower, on the pot. Or cover the entire pot with eggshells. If you want, you can paint part of the design, such as the butterfly’s body, as shown.
- Paint on glue
Pour some glue into a small container. Use a paintbrush to spread the glue on your design. Then gently press the eggshell bits on the wet glue until the design is filled in.
- Glaze flower pot
When the glue is dry, you can paint over the whole pot with clear craft glaze or finish, if you want. Now put some soil and a plant in your pot. You can give your creation away or enjoy it on your windowsill.Craft by Michele Reyzer. Originally appeared in the April 2004 issue of Ranger Rick magazine.