Egghead Easter Craft
I've been saving eggshells and using them to start seeds. They are perfect for herbs and look so much cuter on the windowsill then those plastic nursery starter pots. The lavender started sprouting and the way it was growing almost made the eggshell look like...well, an egghead! First I started laughing at it. Then I started thinking. Guess what happened next? I discovered a cute and simple Easter craft!
When using eggs for cooking I've been cracking them close to the bottom and pouring them out instead of cracking midway through the egg like I normally would. I rinse the eggshell in warm water and let dry upside down.
I used my hot glue gun to glue on plastic eyeballs. If the kids are helping then let them use Elmers glue. Draw on facial features using a Sharpie. For these guys I just threw some soaked winter wheat inside and dampened slightly.
If you want to use grass seed because it's easier to find (and cheaper, they have small boxes of it at the dollar tree) just add potting soil first and mist with water to dampen. Sprinkle grass seed on top and cover with a thin layer of potting soil.
If you want something different, just add your potting soil and try parsley, lettuce, lavender, chamomile etc. Anything really! You can break away the eggshell to transplant into the garden or a pot when it outgrows it's eggy home. (don't plant the whole shell unless you break off the piece with the glue and eyes first!)
For complete instructions visit the full tutorial on my blog.
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