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Every week we feature a fun and/or educational activity you can try at home or in the classroom. This week we'll show you how to make confetti eggs to help ring in the New Year with lots of color.

confetti eggs

Materials:

  • Eggs
  • Wrapping paper scraps
  • Scissors
  • Markers
  • Tissue
  • Glue
  • Bowl

Tap the top of your egg with the scissors, and gently chip away a little hole, about the size of a dime, at the top of the egg. Pour the egg yolks and whites into a bowl to save. Continue making tiny holes in the eggs and empty their contents in the bowl. Cover the bowl and put it in the refrigerator.

Gently rinse the eggshells with warm water. Shake out any liquid from the shells, and place them back in the carton. Put the carton somewhere warm, like a bright windowsill, or on top of the oven, to allow the eggs to dry.

Pick out some leftover wrapping paper; the more colorful the better. If the color isn't on both sides of the paper, color the white side with markers in colorful patterns. To make the confetti, cut the paper in small square pieces with your scissors, or you can use a hole-punch. Cut above a bowl so the pieces fall into the bowl. Use a variety of wrapping papers and markers to make your confetti as colorful as possible.

Once the eggs are dry, you can decorate the eggshells with your markers (or Easter egg dye, glitter, paint etc.) Once all of the eggs are decorated, stuff each egg to the brim with your recycled wrapping paper confetti.

Next, take the tissue paper and decorate it. Put a thin line of glue around the hole in the eggshell, and press the tissue paper down and around the hole so it seals the hole of the egg. Let the eggs dry in their carton.

Once dry, the confetti eggs are ready to use. Throw them down at midnight and enjoy the burst of color. Happy New Year!

Plenty of Heifer project participants use eggs every day to improve their family's healthy food consumption and generate income.

Donate to help impoverished families have eggs every day with chickensducks or geese today.

For more information on this activity, or more fun and creative ideas, go to Radmegan: In Words and Pictures.

Author

Linda Meyers

Linda Meyers, an Arkansas transplant originally from St. Louis, Mo., started working at Heifer International in 2011. She enjoys dragging her three children on nature hikes and snapping photos of them and everything around her. She has a bachelor’s degree in English has been “in the process” of writing the great American novel for 24 years.