How to Splatter Paint with Egg Shells

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Looking for an exciting and messy art activity to spark your child’s creativity? Egg shell splatter painting is a perfect choice! This process art allows kids to explore their artistic instincts, while you can rest assured that the mess is manageable. Here we’ll guide you through setting up this fantastic activity, provide tips for keeping the mess under control, and discuss the benefits of process art for your little artists.



  • Eggshells (cleaned and dried)
  • Washable paint in various colors
  • Large canvas or paper
  • Old tablecloth or disposable plastic sheet
  • Protective clothing for the kids

Setting Up the Egg Shell Splatter Painting Activity

  1. Gather Supplies.
  2. Prepare the Eggshells: Carefully crack the eggs near the top to create a small opening, then empty the contents into a bowl for cooking later (or save eggshells after cooking eggs). Rinse the shells gently, and let them air dry to ensure they’re ready for painting.
  3. Set the Stage: Choose a spacious area either outdoors on grass if available, and cover the working surface with an old tablecloth or disposable plastic sheet to catch splatters.
  4. Ready, Set, Splatter! Pour small amounts of different-colored paint into each egg shell. Now, let your little ones toss the eggshells at the canvas

Tips for Keeping the Mess Down and Cleanup

  • Use washable paints: Opt for washable, non-toxic paints to make cleanup a breeze.
  • Disposable aprons or old clothes: Have your kids wear old clothes or aprons to protect their outfits from any accidental splatters.
  • Controlled splattering: You can demonstrate controlled splattering techniques first to show them how to create different effects without going overboard with the mess.

The Benefits of Process Art

Process art is all about the experience of creating art, rather than focusing solely on the final product. This approach offers numerous benefits for children’s development:

  • Encourages creativity: Process art allows kids to explore their imagination without the pressure of achieving a specific outcome, promoting creative thinking and problem-solving skills.
  • Builds confidence: Children feel a sense of accomplishment and pride in their unique creations, boosting their self-esteem and confidence.
  • Develops fine motor skills: Engaging in art activities like egg shell splatter painting helps refine fine motor skills as they grip the shells and control their movements.
  • Enhances sensory development: The tactile nature of painting with eggshells enhances sensory experiences and stimulates their senses.

Egg shell splatter painting is a delightful and enriching activity that combines creativity and mess in the best possible way. By embracing the chaos and celebrating the process, your child will enjoy the freedom to explore their artistic talents and develop essential skills along the way. So, roll up your sleeves, grab some paint, and get ready to create a vibrant masterpiece with your kids through this exciting process art adventure!

Age Suitability

This activity is good for toddlers aged children 18 years old and up with adult assistance.

Mess Level

The mess level for this activity is high.

Difficulty to Create 


Skills Developed

Language development, shape recognition, color recognition, hand-eye coordination, fine motor skills, imaginative play, creativity.

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