Who knew that eggs can be used as a decoration for your Christmas trees? Teacher Ana Kohnen, M.A., Ed, from House of Knowledge Schools and Kindergartens, told beijingkids that she used to make these egg-cellent ornaments when she was young. Her energetic Grade 2 student, six-year-old Sam Shao, helped us make this holiday project. And it turned out to be so much fun that the cute Sam even dressed himself as a little Santa Claus! The project can be done in about one hour and is suitable for kids age 6 and above.
Eggs of different sizes (duck or goose eggs work best), hot glue gun, glue, glitter, paint and paintbrushes, wire, cotton, a tool (like a fork) to make a small hole, and small figurines
Prepare and clean the eggs. Make a small hole on top of the egg, and empty the yolks and put them in a bowl. You can make an omelet with the eggs.
Rinse and clean the eggshells. Let them dry overnight, or use a hair dryer to dry them.
Paint the eggshells with the color you desire. Place the wire in the small hole you made on the top. Twist the wire so it stays.
Decorate the eggs! Add glitter as desired. Glue figurines or other decorations and cotton to make a miniature Christmas scene.
Hang the eggshell ornaments on the tree and enjoy!
Photos: Dave’s Studio
This article appeared on p36-37 of beijingkids December 2017 issue.