This is are second dragon egg post! The first was a larger version made with a foam egg and thumbtacks. This is a smaller one in a completely different style.
- Regular plastic Easter eggs or any plastic egg. ( You could even use silly putty eggs from the dollar store.)
- Low temp hot glue gun with small nozzle.
- Fine sand paper. I had a sanding sponge and used that. But any fine paper will work.
- Black paint, glossy. I used spray paint.
- Silver paint, glossy. I also used spray paint.
- Toilet paper or tissue paper for dobbing silver paint on.
- If you only have flat paint use a gloss spray at the end. It really needs that for the look.
- Sand the area around the egg where it opens with fine sandpaper. This helps keep it from showing up especially if it makes a ridge.
- Using a low melt fine tipped glue gun draw designs on your egg. They do not have to be perfect in any way. Do not worry about the little fine strings that tend to be caused by a glue gun. They add to the appearance.
- Spray paint egg with black paint. My white eggs had a hole in them which allowed me to place them on a thin stick for spraying. You could also drill a small hole in the bottom for that purpose yourself. Let dry.
- Spray a puddle of silver spray paint on a paper plate. (This was the only silver paint I had. I’m sure other types would be fine but this worked great.)
- Take a wadded up tissue and lightly dab on the metallic paint onto the egg. You can go as heavy as you like. It’s really hard to mess these up.
Sand the ridge down with fine sandpaper where the egg opens.
With a low temperature smaller tipped glue gun (if possible) draw on designs. You do not have to be a skilled artist. (I am most definitely not.) Don’t worry about the fine strings the hot glue tends to make. Those add to the look of it!
Spray paint your egg black. If it has no hole you could drill a small one so you can stick it on something for spraying if desired.
Spray a puddle of silver paint onto a paper plate. Other metallic paint would also work. I just used what I had.
With a tissue dob on the silver paint till it looks how you like. Super easy.
The finished egg. (I told you the stringy things make it look cool!)
Display Your Egg Most Awesomely!
I found the perfect way to display your new dragon egg! Make a bell jar case out of a plastic soda bottle! TUTORIAL HERE
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