Rubber Egg – How To Remove The Shell From The Egg

Rubber Egg – How To Remove The Shell From The Egg


Most of you know that I have finally taken the plunge into home schooling. I have been spending my days planning out lessons, scheduling classes and coming up with experiments. One of the experiments I am looking forward to the most is taking the shell off the egg. It is super easy to do and something that I know my daughter will love!

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How To:

1-2 cups of vinegar (Fill your  container of choice about half way)
One Egg 
In 3 Days and you will have a transformation. 
To start off the experiment let your child play around with the egg. Notice how the shell looks and feels. Record your findings in your Science journal (if you keep one). Then place the egg into the vinegar and notice the bubbles around the egg. 
Make sure to check on your experiment every day. If you keep a science journal it would be a good idea to document what you see each morning. 
On day three you will find that the shell is completely gone from the egg. Let the child play around with it and feel what the egg feels like without the shell. Record your findings. 
Once you are all done, drop the egg and watch it splatter. The skin of the egg will be there and the insides are watery. 
Make sure to keep your hands clean and wash them properly while touching the egg. 


  1. Thanks for posting, we are homeschooling also, we need to do more science!

  2. Interesting! I didn’t know that could be done like that.

  3. Wow that is neat. I have never heard of that before!

  4. What fun for a child. I will tell you that sometimes chickens will lay rubber eggs! They are really icky!

  5. This is super cool! My husband loves to do this sort of stuff with our niece. He’d love to show her this!

  6. Jenna Wood says:

    I remember doing this project in school, it was fascinating! I will have to try it with my niece this Summer!

  7. This is weird…something that I know my grand sons will get a kick out of. Thanks for sharing.

  8. How fun! That looks like something any kid or adult would be amused with!!

  9. Good for you! I’m a public school teacher and love it; I can’t imagine doing a homeschooling curriculum.

  10. rochelle haynes says:

    Nice to know this maybe i will give it a try

  11. Robin Wilson says:

    How cool is that?!? I have a niece that comes to visit me regularly. Whenever she comes we always do a project of one kind or another. She is really going to love this. Fun and hands on. Thanks for sharing!

  12. I had a lot of fun doing this with my kidlet. great science project!

  13. ellen beck says:

    I ewmwmbwe doing this yearrs ago in either Brownies or Gorl Scouts. Its a neat exoperiment and kind of amazing!

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