While we all take a few days off Easter, our friends over at Double Helix Magazine have put together an egg-straordinary list of cracking egg-speriments for kids that will help keep them busy over the holidays.

Image of different coloured eggs

Image of different coloured eggs

There’s more you can do with eggs than just painting them

Eggs: bearers of life, source of protein and, chocolate or not, pretty delicious!

This Easter, if you feel like taking a break from stuffing your face full of chocolate (unlikely, we know) check out some other egg-cellent things you can do with eggs and you might just learn some science while you’re at it.


Egg geodes

Try making these egg geodes for a fun and colourful science activity to do over the Easter break. These pretty eggs are a model for natural hollows in rocks that contain crystals.

Image of eggs after experiment where coloured crystals have formed

Vinegar eggs

Here are two egg experiments in one! Turn your eggs rubbery by dissolving their shells, and then make one grow and the other shrink with the power of salt water.


Boil an egg with maths

If you’re in the mood for an eggy breakfast check out this method of boiling eggs mathematically.

An egg boiling in a pot of water

Draw the perfect egg

And if you want to get creative but also super precise, here’s a handy way of drawing an egg shape using maths.

Drawing an egg shape using string and drawing pins

These activities are brought to you from our Double Helix magazine – Australia’s best science magazine for kids. For more fun DIY experiments and other fun science stories, subscribe to Double Helix.


  1. the links to the rubber egg are not working can you fix this please??

    1. Hi,
      Thanks for letting us know! Unfortunately that page is no long available so we’ve removed the broken link from the blog.
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