Students test creativity in Easter egg drop

Posted at 5:58 PM, Mar 27, 2013
and last updated 2013-03-27 20:39:43-04

WEST JORDAN, Utah - Students at West Jordan's Mountain Shadows Elementary got to test their creativity at the school's Easter egg drop.

Principal Annette Huff challenged her students to come up with a creative way of keeping an egg from cracking when dropped from the school's roof.

"I think it's really good to give them a project they can work on at home to get the parents involved and something to kind of engage them in an activity together," Huff said.

Household items like balloons, cotton and even peanut butter were combined to try to keep the eggs safe as Huff tossed them over the edge of the school.

Some of the contraptions were successful, while others cracked.

"It was cool because the egg went splattering all over," Zaden said.

But whether their egg survived the fall...or not, students say the Easter egg drop was successful.

"I think they're happy either way because they just like the idea that something's being thrown off the roof," Huff said.