UPDATE – when I initially wrote this post the Tulip template that we used was free to download but the Activity Village website has since changed and the tulip template can now only be downloaded if you are a member.
The kids painted a bunch of eggshells last week.
The idea was to use the painted eggshells to make some Easter Egg mosaic pictures but the kids wanted to do a Spring picture instead. My daughter choose this Tulip Template from Activity village and she cut out two (one for her to use and one for her brother).
The kids broke the painted eggshells into smaller bits (I think this was my sons favourite part of the entire project) and then the kids used their Mod Podge glue to stick the eggshells onto the cut-out template.
The kids found that once you put the eggshells onto the glue it was best to press done onto the eggshells to make sure that they stuck properly. We left ours to dry for a few hours and while it was drying the kids painted some paper plates to use as backgrounds.
This was enough art for my youngest so he went to play and left his sister to finish the picture.
We did find by trial and error that not all paints work that well on the eggshells, some just flaked off. The two best brands where the Crafty Crocodiles paint and the Crayola paint.