A smashing way of turning eggshells into mosaics!

You will need:
  • Eggs
  • Pencil
  • Card
  • PVA glue
  • Paintbrush
  • Coloured food dye
Broken eggshells are perfect for mosaics.

The first thing to do is wash them out...
...then soak them in beakers of coloured food dye.

Each of these beakers has two capfuls of food dye with water.
When they've been soaking for a while, take them out and leave them to dry on some kitchen towel.

They look like pieces of cracked tiles!
To make a mosaic, design the outline of whatever you fancy on a piece of card.
Paste some PVA glue on a small section, keeping to the lines.
Begin to lay on pieces of the egg shells.

It can be quite fiddly, so only work on small sections at one time, so that you don't get the rest of the picture messy.
The pieces don't need to fit together perfectly. As long as you stay within the outlines, you'll get a fantastic mosaic effect.
The idea is to fill in each section with different coloured pieces of shell.

Gradually, the picture will start to take shape.
Here are a couple of other designs - a mermaid...
...and a warrior in a chariot!

Try it yourself!