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!)
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Thank you for this!! Has sparked many ideas, just beautiful! I will be making these with my Granddaughter for sure ❤️
I absolutely love this project. I know my boys will love this. I was thinking what do you think about ,for the girls who are not into dragons, they can make them Unicorn eggs. Paint the eggs white and use pastel colors to dab on the other colors. What do you think? I work with Special Education kids soI would have them draw on the designs. Then I would put on the glue. Or maybe they could do it themselves using puff paint. What do you think?
Unicorn eggs! What a spectacular idea! Thank you so much for visiting and for the idea. Ü
I did this today, and it was awesome! I want to try to use it for this summer’s Library Program. Thank you!
Thanks Eleanor! I’m SO glad you liked it!
We are going to do dragon eggs with teen group in March. Thanks for the ideas. One more crafts on a shoe string. We will use up the left over metalic paint we have. One looks like an oil slick. Thanks
Paint that has an oil slick sheen? How cool!!!
Can you tell me the brand and color name?
Sorry for the delay. The links to what we used should be under supplies. This is an older post and I’m afraid the only info I have on what we used is in the instructions and supplies.
je viens de découvrir votre tuto , c’est simple et superbe ! Merci beaucoup ! Mamina
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Deffinatly trying this for my sister in-law she loves dragons thank u so much for the insperation
well worth the try but no dragon maybe kittens?
Thank you for this, I made a few for my 19 year old with autism. He’ll love them when he gets them for his birthday next week!
Oh that is so awesome. Would love to see a pic of you care to share. Ü
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Absolutely incredible result and a really fantastic tutorial. Thank you for the share.
Have a blessed rest of your day ~ Cobs. (The Cobweborium Emporium)
Thank you so much. Ü
Thank you yes looks great! Going to make them to hand out at our Ren faire here.
I just did my “first” Dragon egg. Excited, Fun, loving the process, and the turn end result. Thanks for the tutorial. I will be making more.
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Just shared you dragon egg tutorial on my page Whimsywoo Pattern Club on Facebook. Hope that is ok!
Of course Emma! You are welcome to share anything you like. Us bloggers love that! Ü
Great tutorial but did you try any other color than black N silver? Suggestions?
I tried metallic red, doesn’t look great. Couldn’t find my silver.
Not sure exactly but you’re right, other colors would look fabulous too!
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Have just made my first dragon egg. It’s great. Thank you for the ides!
what a awesomely cool idea, def, sharing with children and giving it a shot this year,,you did a amazing job!!!
Thanks Crystal. Ü
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absolutely fabulous!! thank you for sharing xx
You’re so welcome Sharon.
Why thank you!