Check out this simple how to dye egg shells for kids crafts tutorial.
After I recently made some mac and cheese, I decided to save the shells for some kids crafting.
Here’s how! Firstly, use the eggs! I had made a double batch of mac and cheese, one for freezing, so had about 12 egg shells. We (my 3 year old and I) added them to some soapy water and washed them, making sure we got all the inside area cleaning by rubbing with our fingers.
This was also a fun activity for my egg obsessed 3 year old, I passed him the washed eggs and he packed them in the egg carton. Once all was washed I had him transfer them to a baking tray so that we could dry them in the oven on the lowest heat.
We then got all our dying ingredients out, food coloring, vinegar and a sealable plastic bag.
Update: How to neutralize the vinegar smell.
How To Dye Egg Shells
Separate the eggs into 4 bags, crush them down a bit and cover with vinegar. Add a teaspoon of food coloring, more for deeper coloring. Stand the bags up in a bowl so that if they leak its not all over your counter!
The egg shells are now ready for crafting!