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Build an egg tower

Posted on April 13, 2020

Build an Egg Tower

Check out this fun activity  for your plastic eggs shells from Easter!

Materials needed:

  • Plastic eggs
  • Play dough
  • Measuring tape

Ready, set, build!

  • Set out the supplies on a table.
  • Show children how to connect the eggs using play dough spheres.
  • Encourage them to build three dimensional structures.
  • Measure how tall the structure is before deconstructing it!
  • Write your name and how tall each structure is on the T chart.
  • This is a great way to introduce data collecting in a chart format.

No play dough? No problem! Here’s an easy 10-minute recipe for play dough:


  • 1 cup all-purpose flour 
  • 1 cup water 
  • 2 teaspoons cream of tartar 
  • 1/3 cup salt 
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil 
  • food coloring 


  1. Mix together all the ingredients in a 2-quart pan
  2. Cook over low/medium heat, stirring.
  3. Continue stirring until the mixture is thickened and begins to gather around the spoon.
  4. Remove the dough onto wax paper or a plate to cool.

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