Dying Eggshells


Hello everyone!  Did you have a good Easter weekend?  We had a rough Saturday  morning (everyone had the crankies) but it got much better after that.

Saturday afternoon was spent dying our eggs, which was a lot of fun for the kids.  Because I knew Easter was coming up, I had also saved some eggshells just for dying.  Sounds weird, right?  Well, I got the idea after seeing a Pin this blog post at cantstopmakingthings.com about giving a wooden box a sort of mosaic look with eggshells.  I thought it’d be even cooler if the eggs were colored, so I started saving empty egg shells.  Dying the shells was a bit tricky as they fell apart a bit and were difficult to retrieve from the dye cups.  But I think they look nice!

Dyed eggshells.  The faded ones in the blue were ones that were peeled off the egg by my hubby added to try to help me out.  I told him to stop doing that since some of them had bits of egg on them.

Dyed eggshells. The faded ones in the blue were ones that were peeled off the egg by my hubby added to try to help me out. I told him to stop doing that since some of them had bits of egg on them.

My hands, on the other hand, are a different story.

As you can see, my hands were used to retrieve shells from the dye because the small pieces wouldn't come out in the egg scooper.  I had to switch hands between the yellow/pink/orange and the blue/green so I wouldn't blend colors much, and wound up with two colors of hands.

As you can see, my hands were used to retrieve shells from the dye because the small pieces wouldn’t come out in the egg scooper. I had to switch hands between the yellow/pink/orange and the blue/green so I wouldn’t blend colors much, and wound up with two colors of hands.

When I eventually use them to make some art, I will post it.  I hope they will turn out okay because I’m not sure I got all of the inner skins off them–we’ll see when I do it.

Do you have any unusual/creative uses for eggshells?

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