You can used the crushed eggshell idea not only to make collages, but also fun egg creatures for Easter.
crushed eggshells of various colors
Crushed Eggshells Directions:
Rinse and allow egg shells to dry after cooking. Be sure to remove the inner membrane.
Put into a zip lock bag and break into small pieces. Don't pulverize them.
Place water and food coloring into small cups. Pour in the eggshells. Adding a little vinegar or lemon juice will create a stronger color. Remove and allow to dry. Separate your various colors.
Eggshell Creatures Directions:
Spread out the color eggshells you want in a shallow dish.
Spread glue all over the outside of a hard-boiled egg. Roll the egg in the colored eggshells to completely cover it. Allow to dry. You could also dye your eggs the same color as the crushed eggshells first to get a base coat.
Use pipe cleaners, construction paper, and google eyes to create your creatures.
After covering in orange crushed eggshells, twirl yellow pipe cleaner around your finger, pencil, or other cone like shape to make the head and tail and glue to the body.
Make an oval shape from a pipe cleaner and tie on little leg pieces and glue to the bottom for legs.
Add ears and eyes
After rolling in green eggshells, Cut out and glue on paper or foam fins.
Add a short piece of pipe cleaner for a mouth and add eyes.
Let your imagination go for other creatures. For example, make a chick, rabbit, or even a 2012 New Year dragon. You could could stick several eggs together to make a snake or caterpillar.