We show you how to make your own Messy Eggshell Painting. Have lots of fun and let the creativity go wild with this fun messy play art idea!

With thanks to Elena, from Droitwich, who sent in this great messy eggshell painting idea. Let’s take a look at it…

What did you do?

Save up your eggshells for a week. Try to make just a smallish hole in one end and rinse well straight away to make sure they are clean.

Pour a good blob of paint into each one then place, hole side down, onto a large piece of paper, wallpaper, or just lay several pieces of paper down. We put ours on our tuff tray.

Encourage your child to use a serving spoon or toy hammer to smash the eggs and splat the paint!

We also had a go at using feathers to paint softly too.

It’s cheap to do and allows little ones to get lots of energy out! If you have a child who likes to throw or bash, this is an ideal activity for channeling that in a safe way.

a photo of a child painting in the garden

Do you have any other projects planned?

We are going to be playing with chia seeds!

Tell the Housebound With Kids community a bit about yourself…

My name is Elena. I am from Droitwich. I am a qualified primary school teacher and mum to an 18 month old.

Do you have any tips for other parents?

Think about your routine and some easy to reach for ideas the night before!

What are your children’s favourite books?

Anything by Julia Donaldson, Usbourne Peep Inside books, Mike Inkpen stories and Nick Butterworth stories.

What toys would you recommend to other parents?

Follow your child’s interests.
To save the planet, try and buy second hand, especially plastic.
Limit the number of toys you have to the best.
Open-ended toys grow with them and provide multiple play opportunities.

a photo of a child painting in the garden and holding a spatula.