Earlier in the week i got busy freezing eggs and had a bowlful of shells left that i wanted to ‘recycle'. I often crush them finely to feed back to the hens as a diet supplement or scatter among the vegetable garden to deter the cabbage moths….but this time i wanted to get a little more creative and use them for the toddler twosome to have fun with!
This was messy, sensory fun for toddlers at it's best….yes they made a mess as the shells stuck to everything once the glue was down but what fun i had watching them think and problem solve and explore the totally different texture of the eggshells. I also love to watch the different ways each twin approaches craft and what ‘fun' means to them alone.
Obviously older children would enjoy doing a lot more with the colourful eggshells but my toddler twosome created their own individual masterpieces and it all started with our lovely chickens laying their many eggs for us. I like the fact that the girls help each day to collect the eggs and they already know that eggs come from chickens and after watching me crush the shells they now also know that we can do more with them!
Colour added to everyday items can open a whole new world to children….as can leaving things in their natural state which i also love to explore…..but it's fun to have a bit of both don't you think?
Have you had fun with dye recently or had fun with crushed eggshells? Would love to hear your ideas!
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