The Easter Egg
Deviled Egg Dip

Easter Eggshell Mosaic

This art activity was inspired by Jan Brett's The Easter Egg. To learn more about the book and see our other Easter Egg activities, click here

A clever way to use up the egg shells from hard-boiled eggs, or those from our deviled egg dip!

easter eggshell mosaic

Easter Eggshell Mosaic 


  • Crushed eggshells from hard boiled eggs
  • Glue
  • 1 sheet of construction paper or cardstock
  • pencil
  • watercolors
  • paintbrush


  1. Ask your young reader to use the pencil to draw a large egg shape on the paper – the bigger the better. 
  2. Apply white glue to the drawing in the desired design for the Easter egg.
  3. Layer crushed eggshells into the glue then gently press down.
  4. Allow the egg design to dry completely.
  5. Using a paintbrush, show your reader how to dab watercolor paint to the eggshell surfaces to avoid loosening the shells from the picture.
  6. Continue the dabbing method to apply paint the plain surfaces of the egg design as well.


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