Introduction: Collegg'tible - Collectible Instructables Eggs

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What makes a perfect gift for the holidays year after year? A set of collectible Instructables Eggs depicting famous and infamous members of the Instructables member community. This year, only one set will be cast and when they are struck, the mold is destroyed, guaranteeing you that these are one of a kind.

But fear not, act now and you can read through this Instructable to make your own. You do not need to wait until Easter to decorate your eggz.

Disclaimer: Any resemblance to real persons living or dead, robots, droids, or cartoon characters is purely coincidental. Blah, blah, blah...

Below is not a set of Russian nesting dolls (matryoshka) but go make one if you like.

Step 1: For Good Luck, Break a L-egg, Bris'kly

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For this instructable you need:

  • eggs, raw, no need to do hardboil or softboil, can be any size -quail, duck, chicken, ostritch, dodo...
  • plaster, paper cup, mixing stick like a wood skewer or popsicle stick
  • imagination

There are many techniques to drain an egg, and a blister or boil too.

Just take a sharp knife and poke the end of an egg with the tip to make a small hole. Don't use too much force or you will cause the egg to make a mess. Sorry, a Knex Katana will not do. Don't get squeamish at this point.

Enlarge the hole by gently chipping away at the entry point or use a sawing motion to open up the hole. If you plan on using the egg for a meal later, try not to make too many shell fragments that you have to pick out. No need to make the hole any larger than the size of a small coin but larger is okay because that will form the flat base that your completed egg will stand on.

Now just pour or shake out the egg from the eggshell. No need to poke a pressure release vent on the other end. I don't think we need to go to the extreme of this:


Step 2: Get Plastered

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Wash out the eggshells and let dry thoroughly.

The key to these eggs is to stabilize the shell to make it not as fragile to work with and remove any food content that may spoil. We will replace the innards with plaster of paris.

Lay out some newspaper to protect your work area. You can wear latex or nitrile gloves to protect your hands from the mess.

Set the eggshells up so that they can dry with a level surface. I propped my eggs up with a piece of aluminum foil formed around the eggs since I did not have the original egg carton.

Mix up your plaster in a paper cup so that it has the consistency of runny cake batter. No need to mix it full strength or trowel consistency. It has to be pourable. Use a paper cup and a bamboo skewer or popsicle stick to mix. You will want to dispose of the tools and excess plaster later so that you don't flush it down the drain and cause a permanent clog in it.

Plaster of paris has a relatively short working time of a few minutes before it starts to harden but don't panic; it is not like Gorill...,ahem, crazy glue. It does have a slight exothermic reaction as it cures but should not cause the eggshell to crack.

Pop the membrane that may have dried up in the eggshell.

Pour in your plaster up to the level of the hole. Try not to overflow the eggshell. Use your stirrer as a dipstick to make sure any air pockets are worked out of the plaster. If you get any lava on the side, just wipe off with a wet paper towel before it dries. You can also chip it off before it has completely cured when it hardens up a bit.

Give it about an hour to really harden up. Overnight is preferable but you can start working with it as soon as it firms up. I know you will be checking on it often. It will now feel like a billiard ball. It might be fun to make a dozen of these and then use it in a prank when you drop them all...

Trim the opening of any ragged shell with a scissor.

Step 3: Eggactly What Do We Do Next?

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Decorate the egg...

Pencil in your design.

Go over the markings with a permanent marker.

Use a big eraser or rub with a damp paper towel to get rid of your pencil lines.

Color in the areas with:
  • more marker
  • highlighters
  • crayons
  • colored pencils
  • water-color paint
  • paint
  • anything else laying around

So:
If I had the time I would have added 3-d feet/arms/details using Sculptey non-bake clay. Wheels for the robot, shooz for geezers, flipflops/sandals for the dude..., Bobblebot head, whirlygig head...etc.

Go out there and make your own eggcellent creations.

Comments

GorillazMiko (author)2012-11-09

This was/ is so epic. Why was I "missing" again? I can't seem to remember.

A-Nony-Mus (author)2010-11-15

OK, then you were probably insane enough to try to find a way to tell the tale.

A-Nony-Mus (author)2010-11-14

obviously you haven't since you lived to tell the tale. :)

M4industries (author)2009-12-19

 Ha!
Eric, Kiteman, Goodhart, and Gorillazmiko

bumpus (author)2008-09-17

Hahahhahahaa, this is awesome..

I'm at school :P

Kaiven (author)bumpus2008-09-17

I love it when you can get on instructables during school...

Derin (author)Kaiven2008-10-09

no websites blocked,but you have to do network login in firefox,they use coova

Kaiven (author)Derin2008-10-09

uh, what? My school doesn't block instructables because it's not a video/game/humor/freeware/etc website.

Warlrosity (author)Kaiven2009-08-21

what about proxing?

Kaiven (author)Warlrosity2009-08-21

Um... No

Warlrosity (author)Kaiven2009-08-22

LUCKY

M4industries (author)Warlrosity2009-12-19

 My librarian/sysadmin doesnt even know what a proxy server is. When I introduced the problem of kids getting around blocks, she was angry, but didnt understand.

Derin (author)Kaiven2008-12-11

My school does not block any website,but you cannot go in without a teacher inside.And the place he is sitting allows him to see all the screens without software.

INSTRUCTUBAL (author)Derin2008-12-12

i just use my itouch at my favorite teachers wifi :D

REA (author)INSTRUCTUBAL2009-03-16

Nintendo DS with Opera browser FTW! still cant crack the WEP code for the schools wifi though.

INSTRUCTUBAL (author)REA2009-03-16

my teacher told me our schools, but i coulsnt type it in becaue my itouch didnt have all the letters.trust me, its not like something like "school rules" its like AD34¢ÏÏ21ÎÅ√ÓÔÁQW2Î≈MMZK©Ô˚Î͈®ÔÒΩ˜ÇÍÔ©ÅبRHGAEIÏÅ´®Ôˆ†Å´®©ÔÅÓ˜

REA (author)INSTRUCTUBAL2009-03-17

i know the codes are written in hexadecimal and are about 16 characters long. i found a program for cracking WEPs but i dont have a lappy with wireless.

INSTRUCTUBAL (author)REA2009-03-17

what program?

REA (author)INSTRUCTUBAL2009-03-18

nvm. the download link is disabled. just google "how to crack a wep code" and youll get some suggestions.

INSTRUCTUBAL (author)REA2009-03-18

kk

Derin (author)INSTRUCTUBAL2008-12-13

Pffffffffft.

catboo22 (author)2009-05-08

Cows with guns ha ha lol

caitlinsdad (author)catboo222009-05-08

Don't make any sudden mooooooves...

Godzzz (author)caitlinsdad2009-07-16

worst pun EVER lol

caitlinsdad (author)Godzzz2009-07-16

You can milk this all you want, unless it's bull.

Godzzz (author)caitlinsdad2009-07-16

lol that was better

ReCreate (author)2009-06-19

They look so funny looking, :P

awang8 (author)2009-01-23

Hmm... ewilhelm, kiteman, goodhart, gorillazmiko?

GorillazMiko (author)2008-09-17

Damn! I still need to post stuff. +5/5 stars. (added to favorites)

awang8 (author)GorillazMiko2009-01-23

Don't I know you from somewhere? Hmm... I thought I saw you in this instructable.

DrWeird117 (author)2009-01-10

Is that...KITEMAN???

Gjdj3 (author)2008-10-12

I love these! I can't believe I didn't see them earlier. 5 stars and favorited.

RetroPlayer (author)2008-10-09

Egg-cellent!! And very nice to have thought of your friends while doing this. Great job and great artistic skills!

Kiteman (author)2008-09-17

Goodness me, one of those eggs looks awfully familiar....

FreshPineSent (author)Kiteman2008-09-23

Your such an egghead.

Derin (author)FreshPineSent2008-10-09

pun?

FreshPineSent (author)Derin2008-10-09

No. I wasn't making a pun. I was just calling kiteman a name. [/sarcasm]

footer0 (author)Kiteman2008-09-18

the only reason i looked at this is because i saw you as an egg >:D

Kiteman (author)footer02008-09-19

Maybe because my avatar is a bit of an egg-head?

caitlinsdad (author)Kiteman2008-09-19

Goodhart would be proud of your attempt to punt.

footer0 (author)caitlinsdad2008-09-20

what?

caitlinsdad (author)footer02008-09-22

Goodhart is the Prince of Puns in his comments on ibles and the forums. But every once in a while you lob out a pun and hope it is funny - punt as in American football.

footer0 (author)caitlinsdad2008-09-24

lost o.o

caitlinsdad (author)footer02008-09-24

My original comment was a response to Mr. Kiteman but a pun is a play on words. The English language is full of words can be taken to mean something entirely different or sound like a common phrase. A good way to increase your vocabulary range is to try to use it in a pun and make it humorous/humourous.

footer0 (author)Kiteman2008-09-20

BRILLIANT! Oh, yes I need your help. I got a 'real' grenade and i need to figure out how to make the 'spoon' fly off, i tried a spring didnt work out well

Kiteman (author)footer02008-09-21

Oh, that is so far off topic! Go to my Orange board instead.

Unless you mean a hen grenade?

footer0 (author)Kiteman2008-09-21

har har, no i mean hand grenade theyre pretty HANDY in some situations like room clearing

aliceownsj00 (author)footer02008-09-21

same here! lol

Plasmana (author)Kiteman2008-09-17

LOL! Its you!

Kaiven (author)Kiteman2008-09-17

HA! I wonder why?... :[P)

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