M has been itching for days to get his hands on some eggs just so he can smash them open. I’ve caught him a few times sneaking into the fridge, grabbing an egg out of the carton, and then shooting me a devilish grin. Luckily I’ve managed to apprehend the egg before he’s had a chance to smash it on the floor! He loves helping me crack eggs for recipes, and when cooking breakfast, but I still can’t convince him to eat one . To help satiate his irresistible urge, I’ve been intentionally cracking open just the tops of the eggs when I need them, rinsing them out, and leaving the bottoms in the carton to use for egg smash painting.
- bottoms of eggshells, rinsed and dried
- newspaper to cover the table area
All I did was fill each eggshell with paint. I put a couple of colours in some of the egg shells, just for a bit of added surprise 🙂
Then I gave M a piece of paper and told him to get smashing! He was thrilled to watch the colours explode across the paper!
Here’s how his painting turned out:
I peeled the eggshells off of the paper so we could hang up his painting once it was dry.
As I expected, the egg smash painting was a huge hit! The only downside was it was over too soon. I’m already saving our eggshells so we can do it again!