For months now, Pikelet & Lollo have been anticipating the birth of their baby brother, Googie. They first saw Googie at our 12 week scan where the sonographer mentioned that the baby was attached to an egg sac and one of them added, “like a googie (ie runny) egg” and the nickname Googie was born. Then four year old, Lollo thought it’d be cool to crush egg shells and make a craft for Googie when he arrives. That was around August.
We began saving our egg shells and drying them out. Lollo would carefully remove the membranes on the inside and then crushed them in a mortal and pestle and collecting them in a bag.
Once we had enough, we divided them into different cups and added food coloring to them. This is a great way to teach them about colors and how to make new ones by combining primary colors.
We celebrated Googie’s one month birthday with this beautifully decorated bag and we’ll let his big brothers fill it up with notes and home made presents for their baby brother. It makes for a lovely keepsake.
What you need:
Egg shells – LOTS OF THEM!!
Paper bag or card stock
Wash out egg shells. Carefully remove the inner membranes once egg shells are completely dry. Crush the egg shells in a mortar and pestle and start a collection until you have enough egg shells for a craft. Divide your egg shells into little cups and add two drops of food coloring in each cup. Then using card stock (if you’re making a card) or a party favor paper bag, draw a design with glue and sprinkle the egg shells on. Have an empty cup on hand to shake off excess shells every time a new color is used. We call this the rainbow cup.
This makes a great Easter craft so we suggest you start collecting those eggs now! If you are in need of egg recipes, click here on our post on Funny Food.
Thanks for hanging out with us at Googie Wonderland!