Wednesday, 29 July 2020 16:52

Bored from the quarantine? Make egg shell mosaic art!

Written by CDO COVID19 Response Team

For almost all dishes be it breakfast, lunch, dinner, or merienda, Filipinos sure love to eat eggs. In fact, growing chickens for the egg industry is one lucrative business venture in the country. 

Aside from being inexpensive, eggs are a good source of high-quality protein, vitamins A, B, D, E, and K, lecithin, and minerals such as copper, zinc, and iron. 

But what should you do with the leftover egg shells? Why not create something beautiful out of them? The next time you eggs, do not throw the egg shells away. Use them to create egg shell mosaics. 

Below are the steps in creating the perfect egg shell mosaic.


  • Egg shells
  • Containers 
  • Food Coloring 
  • Glue
  • Art Materials 


  1. Wash the egg shells thoroughly. 
  2. Pound the egg shells to desired size. 
  3. In a bowl of water, add water and food coloring of choice then soak the egg shells. A longer period of soaking leads to deeper colors. 
  4. Dry the egg shells. 
  5. You may now draw on paper and paste the colored egg shells.