Eggshell Mosaic Art

January 10, 2024

As a homeschooling mom or simply as a mom who loves to instill an appreciation for art in my child, I'm always looking for creative ways to use everyday items around the house for our art projects. It's a wonderful journey of discovery and learning where both of us explore new art techniques and unleash our creativity. With this spirit in mind, we are excited to share with you our latest adventure in art-making – the Eggshell Mosaic Art Project. This project not only recycles and repurposes a common household item but also opens up a world of color and texture exploration. We hope you and your little ones find as much joy in creating this unique piece of art as we did!


  • Eggshells (cleaned and dried)
  • Canvas or thick paper
  • Paint (watercolors or acrylics) and brushes
  • Glue (white or clear craft glue)
  • Pencil
  • A bowl for mixing colors (optional)


  1. Prepare Eggshells: Carefully break your eggshells into small pieces. You can use eggs of different colors for a natural palette or paint them as desired.
  2. Color the Eggshells: If you’re painting the eggshells, do this step before breaking them into smaller pieces. Paint them in various colors. Once dry, break them into small pieces. You can mix colors in a bowl to create a marbled effect.
  3. Create Your Design: Use a pencil to lightly sketch a design on your canvas or thick paper. This could be a simple picture, an abstract design, or a landscape.
  4. Apply Glue: Apply glue within one section of your design at a time. This prevents the glue from drying out before you apply the eggshells.
  5. Place Eggshells: Stick the eggshell pieces onto the glued area. You can place them randomly for a mosaic effect or follow the outline of your design for a more structured look. Press them gently to ensure they stick well.
  6. Continue the Process: Continue applying glue and eggshells, section by section, until your design is complete.
  7. Let it Dry: Once you’ve covered the entire design, leave your artwork to dry completely.
  8. Display Your Artwork: Once dry, your eggshell mosaic art is ready to be displayed. It’s a unique piece that reflects both creativity and resourcefulness.

This craft is not only a fun activity but also a great way to teach kids about recycling and repurposing materials creatively! ๐ŸŽจ๐Ÿฅš๐ŸŒˆ