Painted Eggshell Starfish Craft

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Have you ever thought of giving eggshells a second life beyond the kitchen trash? Imagine creating a stunning starfish craft from painted eggshells, adding a touch of whimsy and creativity to your crafting time. In this article, we’ll show you how to transform simple eggshells into enchanting starfish masterpieces, along with essential tips for cleaning eggshells to ensure a successful crafting experience.


Materials Needed:

  • Clean and dry eggshells (from white or brown eggs)
  • Washable, non-toxic paints in various colors
  • Fine paintbrushes
  • Glue
  • Starfish outline (available below)

Crafting the Painted Eggshell Starfish

Step 1: Cleaning and Preparing Eggshells:

Begin by cracking the eggs carefully for your meals. Rinse the shells thoroughly under running water to remove any residual egg white or yolk. Once clean, place the shells on a soft cloth to air-dry completely.

Tip for Cleaning Eggshells: To ensure thorough cleaning, use a small brush or toothbrush to gently remove any remaining egg traces. Air-drying also helps prevent any odors.

Step 2: Painting the Eggshells:

Once the eggshells are dry, it’s time for the creative part! On the inside of each shell, use washable, non-toxic paints to bring your starfish to life. Experiment with different colors to add variety to your starfish collection.

Tip for Painting Eggshells: Use a fine paintbrush, and let each layer of paint dry before adding another to prevent smudging.

Step 3: Assembling the Starfish:

Once the paint is dry, use a your fingers to crack the eggshells into small pieces. Then print out the starfish templates available below. Use glue to secure the shells on the outline of the starfish. You can use different colours or all the same colour of any colour you like! Let it dray and

Step 5: Displaying Your Painted Eggshell Starfish:

Now that your starfish is complete, you can proudly display it as a unique piece of art. Frame it or prop it up on a shelf to showcase your creative brilliance. You can also use water colour to paint around the starfish blue!

Creating a painted starfish from eggshells is a delightful and eco-friendly crafting project that allows you to explore your creativity and give new life to simple kitchen waste. With these handy tips for cleaning and storing eggshells, you can enjoy a hassle-free crafting experience and proudly display your magical eggshell starfish in your home. So, gather your eggshells, paint, and brushes, and embark on a crafting journey that transforms kitchen remnants into sparkling artistry!

Starfish Outlines for Download

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 medium.

Difficulty to Create 


Skills Developed

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

Toddler and Preschooler Curriculums, Books & TV Show!

Play2Learn Toddler & Preschool Programs for Curious Toddlers

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Play2Learn Preschool which includes 20 Units for preschoolers. Each 2-week preschoolers unit has 20 unique and easy to set up and engaging activities for preschoolers 3 years to 5 years. That’s over 800 learning activities for your toddler and preschooler at your fingertips! So many ideas you and your child will never be bored again! 

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Book: Exciting Sensory Bins for Curious Kids

Did you know I wrote a book of sensory bins? Click here for more information Exciting Sensory Bin for Curious Kids. Or grab your copy at Amazon

Boring afternoons are made exciting with awesome animal-based bins, like Salty Shark Bay or Yarn Farm. Pretend play bins like Birthday Cake Sensory Play or Bubble Tea Party encourage creativity and imagination. And your kids will have so much fun they won’t even know they’re getting smarter with STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art and math) activities like Sink or Float Soup, Magnetic Letter Hunt or Ice Cream Scoop and Count.

Designed for toddlers 18 months and up.

Book: Super STEAM Activity Book for Kids

Learning all about science, technology, engineering, art, and math sets kids up for scholastic success―and it can be so much fun! Watch kids enjoy building STEAM skills as they color friendly fish, help water find its way to tree roots, solve math problems with mazes, and more. 

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Designed for preschoolers 3 years old and up.

Book: Big Book of Riddles for Kids

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TV Show: Curious Crafting

I’m so excited to share my crafting TV show Curious Crafting which launched in July 2022 on TVOkids and TVOkids YouTube! Season 2 airs in the summer of 2023! We were also nominated in 2023 for Best Live Action Preschool Series by the Youth Media Alliance Awards of Excellence.

Set in the ultimate crafting space, Curious Crafting is a short form pre-school age series about the joy of making crafts. I lead a rotating cast of adorable little preschoolers (including my own) making magic out of common household objects.

In each episode we transform recycled items into magical crafts like a milk carton school bus, paper bag puppet or cotton pad turtle. The crafters learn and laugh their way through each activity while demonstrating what their young imaginations can create. 

Curious Crafting shares the adventure and joy of making art with takeaway lessons for creating crafts at home.

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