Step 1: Supplies
3 Plastic Easter Eggs about 8 inches long
1.5" paper punch
Red, Green and Tan construction paper
Black, Brown and White acrylic paint
Hot Glue Gun
Green, Red, Tan and Black or Dark Brown spray paint
Step 2: Spray Paint Egg
Step 3: Making the Scales
Start by cutting 2" wide strips of construction paper and paint black on each strip. Paint each strip with a gradient - going from black to more and more watered down black. (Use brown for the tan scales)
Let your strips dry.
Punch 1.5" circles out of these dried strips.
You will need to fold this circle to look like a scale. Start by making a "V" but don't come to a point. Start creasing the remaining edge to look like a curve. This is not easy. But you can use your fingernails to crimp the edge.
Then bend the whole shape to give it some dimension.
Step 4: Painting the Charred Bottom
Let that dry.
Step 5: Glue and Glue and Glue
Glue on the scales. Start at the wider base and make each scale overlap slightly in a row. Work around the whole base making sure they are in a nice even line. I eyeballed it but you can measure it to make sure.
On the next row overlap on top of the previous row. You want your curved point to be right over two cross sections. Continue this all the way to the top. When you're about 4/5ths of the way up start using the smaller scales you've made.
Step 6: Reaching the Top
Step 7: You're Done
Thanks to my friend Kate for modeling :-)