On Friday, we had a special guest in our classroom, retired teacher, Mrs. Schaefer. Mrs. Schaefer used to teach at our school and she now volunteers several days a week, tutoring students and teaching her passion, art. We are so lucky to have her! On this visit, she came to teach us how to make eggshell ornaments.
Before we got started, Mrs. Schaefer showed us all the steps that we would do.
First, we needed to paint the eggs and apply glitter to the outside to make them sparkle.
Then, it was time to add glitter glue to the inside of the hollowed-out egg to make it shiny on the inside too.
Next, we put cotton inside the egg to look like snow, and chose a figurine to go rest on the cotton.
With the inside complete, it was time to visit one of our great parent volunteers who used the glue gun to put our choice of ribbon and beads around the opening of the egg.
After that, we headed over to another one of our wonderful helpers to choose our wire colour and attach it to the top of the egg so that the ornament can hang.
Finally, we packed up our delicate creations so that they would survive the trip home.
Here are some of our finished ornaments. They turned out beautifully, each one unique!
A huge thank you to Mrs. Schaefer and our parent volunteers for helping us create such wonderful ornaments!