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Cardboard Eggshell Heart

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Now gifting has never been this easier.
So why don't we try a different idea from totally easy materials? This can be said as a crafty furnishing, done with recycled egg shell and cardboard for your favorite person. We should accept that the cardboard is the most versatile maker's material. Anybody can make this great gift of course. if you are going to use it as a furniture, it would be great on the side of a bookshelf or placed on the showcase.

Here are my answers to the Make-to-Learn Contest questions:

1. What did you make?

It was a boring sunday after all. So to fight the boredom, I started looking at different people and things. my mom, dad, and the calendar: obviously it was sunday, but the date was few days after the valentine's day. But that was not a problem and I decided to make a lovely craft for my mom and dad. As it was a lonely day, I was doing this with myself and took two hours to make it perfectly. This craft consisted a base of cardboard, with some colored and shattered egg shells. The shells were colored red in the middle and light shade of blue surrounding it. I gave a contrasting color detail on the shell's base.

2. How did you make it?

It reminded me a heart shape when I saw the calendar and the word valentine's day, and I searched for materials in my home. luckily found the materials. and was sketching for how to get the best of all materials. suddenly an idea sparked out of my mind, finally after several times of planning and sketching to perfection, started making a eggshell heart, but the paint was not applied to the egg shell easily, so we made another idea. I mixed the paint and the white glue and the colors was vibrant and can be sticked on the base without additional glue.

3. Where did you make it?

It was done totally at my home at a sunday. unveiled it to my mom and dad, and got a very good admiration. I was totally happy about that. i showed my creation to other friends the next day and another bunch of applause, but not that much as from my parents, and I was satisfied.

4. What did you learn?

The biggest challenge which was solved here was the cleaning of the egg shells. first, used hot water to scrub out some paper like layer inside the shell, while scrubbing, the shells started to crack because it lost it's strength so i did it gently, And cleansed it. Another thing is placing the shell on a correct place, or else, the paint ruined the whole craft while trying to place it in a correct position. It was also difficult for distinguishing between the egg shells, so I made it again with a detail of contrast color on the base like black base for red, and red for blue, surrounding blue. Once the shell is placed, there is no need for gluing again because the paint consisted the glue with a shiny look.

 
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