Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Some Eggs-ellent Ideas

What do you call an egg that likes to go on safari?

Wait for it...

How do eggs leave the highway?
Going through the eggs-it

What do chickens call a test at school?
An eggs-samination

OK, I could go on and on with the egg jokes.  How about just sharing some fun eggshell ideas...

Such a fun project for the kiddos from Nuture Store.
You will need some empty egg shells.  So when you make some Easter egg dishes, break the egg so that only the top part cracks off.  Then rinse them out and let them dry.   Draw on some crazy faces and glue on some google eyes.  Place a damp cotton ball on the inside of the egg and then sprinkle in some grass seed.  Place in a sunny window and the eggheads will grow hair!  Hilarious!

By far my favorite way to use egg shells is in the garden!
A gardening friend of mine shared this idea with me and I have used them in my garden ever since.

Save a bunch of eggs shells, even the ones from dyeing Easter eggs.  Crush them up and then sprinkle them in your garden.  After a couple of days, rake them into the soil.  They will provide calcium to your soil and also deter slugs.  Who knew?  Love it when you can repurpose things you may have normally thrown away. Sprinkling those dyed egg shells in the garden also adds some Spring color until you can get some flowers in there.

Powerful Mothering used their eggs shells for a craft.  Most of us dye eggs, but then throw them out after the holiday.  You know, eggs sitting out...you shouldn't eat them.  I know we did it as kids and lived, but you aren't supposed to do that anymore.  So, if you don't want to toss the egg shells out into the garden, you could break up those colored shells and use them for a project.  It would be a very tactile project for your kiddos.  Draw a shape, doesn't have to be an egg shape, could be flowers.  Then "paint" on glue to your picture and sprinkle on the colorful egg shells.  Kind of like when you use glitter.  I am sure the kids will love it!

Aren't these some eggs-ellent ideas?
Save your egg shells!

Celebrate the little things that make life sweet!


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