How to Make Art With Paint-Filled Eggs (Kids Age 3+)

Did you ever try to color with paint-filled eggs yet?

This color filled egg project is one of our favorite hands-on art activity for kids.

Simply create with help of eggshells the most beautiful modern art masterpiece.

It is so much fun! Lets dive right in.

Modern Eggshell art

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How to Make Paint-Filled Eggs for Your Art Project

My kids are very creative and I m constantly looking for new fun craft ideas for them when I came across this hands-on art activity for kids.

We never painted before with the help of eggshells and the kids were fascinated by the idea of throwing color-filled eggs on a canvas to create a beautiful piece of art.

While I on the other hand liked the fact that they had to use their fine motor skills for this art project.

Let’s give this epic kid fun a try together. Take a look at my the step by step instructions to see how it works.

Here is what you need:


  • Empty eggshells
  • Paint
  • Tissue paper
  • Tape
  • Canvas
materials paint-filled eggshell art

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Simply follow this step by step tutorial to create your own modern art with help of paint-filled eggs.


Step 1: Empty the eggs

For this crafting project, you will have to crack the top of at least one dozen medium eggs and empty them.

You can use two different techniques, either you do it while the eggs are raw or you cook them first. When they are cooked use a spoon to take the inside out. Both worked for me. It’s just a matter of your preferences.

Step 2: Fill the eggshells

Fill the empty eggshells with your choice of colors.

We used my children’s favorite colors. I let them pick for themselves. They also helped me fill the empty eggshells. We used washable paint for our craft project.

fill eggshells with art

Step 3: Secure the color-filled eggs

To secure the color-filled eggs take tissue papers and cut squares big enough to cover the openings. Place the paper over the top and secure it with tape.

paint-filled eggs

Step 4: Prepare the canvas

To prepare the canvas place newspaper or old cardboard boxes underneath it so it can be cleaned up easily and your space doesn’t get too messy.

Step 5: Create art

The preparation is done, now its time to have fun. Take the covered eggshells and throw them against the canvas.

throw paint-filled eggshells

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  • Be careful cracking the eggs. This part was challenging since the shells are fragile so I took my time. I don’t advise letting the kids help you with this step of the preparation.
  • Don’t waste food! No need to through the egg white and jog out, they still can be eaten. Just simply use them for baking or making scrambled eggs.
  • After the children finished throwing the prepared eggs make sure to remove leftovers eggshells from the canvas and sign your artwork with your name after it tried off.
messy paint-filled eggshell art

Modern Art Facts for Kids

The epoch of modern art started in the 1860s till to about the 1970s. Artists during this time period experimented with new ways and ideas of materials and function of art with a tendency of abstraction.

Well-known artists for this time period are Vincent van Gogh, Paul Cezanne, Paul Gauguin, Georges Seurat, and Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec just to name a few.

This information and more about modern art and their artist can be found here.


My kids really loved this easy hands-on craft project and their finished products.

We used the preparation time to spend quality time together. They watched me setting up the eggs and enjoyed being mommy’s little helpers along the way.

But of course the best part was throwing the eggs on the canvas and getting messy.

This arts and crafts activity is really a blast. You should give it a try!

Now I would like to hear from you!
How did you enjoy this fun paint-filled eggs project?
Either way, comment below and let me know how your piece of art turned out. I love to hear from you!

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paint-filled eggshell art

Paint-filled eggs

paint-filled eggshell art

How to create modern art with paint-filled eggshells

Prep Time 30 minutes
Active Time 15 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes


  • eggs
  • paint
  • canvas
  • tissue paper
  • tape


  1. Empty eggs
  2. Fill eggshells with paint
  3. Cover eggshells with tissue paper and secure it with tape
  4. Throw eggs against the canvas to create modern art


Be aware this activity is messy

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