DECORATED EGGS

I started making eggs when Laura was in about Year 3 at school. I found a picture in a magazine, along with instructions for making a simple one using a hen's egg, with a hole cut in the front and a little doll inside.

 

Laura wanted to make one. So we blew out a hen's egg, drew around the bowl of a teaspoon and scratched around it with a needle to make the window in the front, painted it inside and out, glued braid around the window, placed a little bed of cotton wool inside, and Laura made a little string doll from embroidery thread.

 

When she took it to school her friends all wanted one too, and she also made one as a present for her teacher, at the end of the year. 

 

I just loved the "tiny package" idea behind making decorated eggs.

 

I think the first egg that I made for myself was the "Girl swinging" egg, pictured below. Like all the eggs pictured here, it is made from a hen's egg with two windows cut in it, painted 

 

To make

 

Baby in basket
Baby in basket
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Egg purse
Egg purse
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Basket of roses egg
Basket of roses egg
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Baby in cradle egg
Baby in cradle egg
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Girl swinging egg
Girl swinging egg
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Country garden egg
Country garden egg
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Basket of daisies egg
Basket of daisies egg
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Buttercup fairy egg
Buttercup fairy egg
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Butterfly egg
Butterfly egg
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Blue door egg
Blue door egg
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