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HOT Glue Easter Egg

A fairly simple Easter egg made out of hot glue.
 
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Step 1: Gather Materials

You will need and/or want the following items...

-Hot Glue Sticks (LOTS!!!!!)
-Hot Glue Gun
-Plastic Easter Egg (The kind that breaks in two easily)
-Fat Max Razor
-Needle Nose Pliers

Step 2: Make the Base

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Take the stubby half of your egg and fill it to the rim with hot glue. Make sure that you have a piece of paper under your working area to reduce the mess. Then allow it to dry.

Step 3: Make the Top Half

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Fill the longer half of the egg to the rim and set aside to dry.

Step 4: Remove the Plastic

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Grab the smaller end. Use the razor to cut the plastic and bend it enough for the pliers to be able to clamp on the plastic. Then peel the plastic away gradually. Caution, SHARP EDGES!

Step 5: REPEAT!

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Repeat step 4 with the upper (elongated) half.

Step 6: Touch ups!

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Touch up each half by using the razor to flatten out severely uneven edges. (Don't get too picky!)

Step 7: Bond the Halves

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Put a layer of hot glue on one half of the egg (on the flat side). Then take the other half (flat side) and stick it to the glue. Hold for a couple seconds. Then fill in all the cracks around the "binding" glue. You can use the metal part of the glue gun to smooth things out.

Step 8: Finish Up! Clean Up!

Make your finishing touches with the razor and glue gun. Allow your egg to cool. While it is cooling, put all your supplies away. Once the egg is cooled, have fun. You can decorate, play pranks, invent games, play catch, or do anything you would want to with a crude looking, artificial egg. Don't forget to leave comments!
dragonslug3 months ago

If you used clear hot glue you could drill a hole in the bottom/ insert an LED and coin cell and have it light up. Just a suggestion.

Mplinnc3 years ago
I bet you could make a cool space invaders one or a yoshi one
wait, i don't get it. What's the POINT of this??
bassclarinet23 (author)  captain Jack3 years ago
The point is to see what happened when I filled an Easter Egg with hot glue because I was bored.
Bongmaster5 years ago
thats a stanly knife not a razor btw ;)
Actually, a razor knife is more accurate than 'stanley' knife. A stanley is a brand name, like a kleenex, etc. Neat project, but as iKill says; why not drill a hole in the top, and fill it? Lastly, if you lubricate the shell with either talcum powder, or cooking spray, the shell could come off easily without having to cut it. Good concept with good pictures - they could be improved with better lighting. A desk-lamp would make those a thousand times sharper.
geek. you just sound like one. most of us just liked it. but you got specific
You say geek like its a bad thing, without us, you couldn't complain to us here on the IntErNetSS. Without us, you would still be hitting small, furry squirrels with rocks and eating them. I politely request that you return to commenting on all the lame youtube vids
bassclarinet23 (author)  The Ideanator4 years ago
That has to be one of the best comments I've ever read.
Hehehe, looking back at it, its not as done as I would have really intended it to be.

Comment Revision: You say geek like its a bad thing. Without us, you couldn't complain to us here on the IntErNetSS. Without us, you would still be hitting small, furry squirrels with rocks and eating them raw because nobody bothered to invent fire.
I politely request that you return to commenting on all things that are not Instructables, such as youtube vids
bassclarinet23 (author)  The Ideanator4 years ago
Either way, it was effective because he didn't have a comeback apparently.
He didn't respond to anyone, also my comment was almost a year after his, so I was commenting on old news.

Either way its funny.
bassclarinet23 (author)  The Ideanator4 years ago
Yes, it is. I tracked him/her through his/her profile, and the only other comment he/she posted was a rude and ignorant statement about someone else.
micklame, dont talk, this is a website for geeks.
bassclarinet23 (author)  INSTRUCTUBAL4 years ago
I totally agree. Geeks rock!
sentence has proper is has make. 1. If you want to come across as helpful, do not start with a 1-word 'insult'. 2. The point of instructables while partially is to 'gloat that you made something awesome', its mostly to share and improve your/an idea. My suggestion would undoubtedly make it so you have reusable molds with less work, more safety, and (imo) a better finished product. Also, I know not everyone is a pro-photographer, but virtually no effort in the right direction can make a good instrucable into a phenomenal instructable.
bassclarinet23 (author)  frollard4 years ago
Well put.
bassclarinet23 (author)  frollard4 years ago
Drilling a hole would have been much easier, but I didn't really plan out what I was going to do, so I ended up doing it the hard way.
Again, thats the point of ibles - to share and improve upon ideas!  Next time give it a try!
bassclarinet23 (author)  frollard4 years ago
Okay, thanks!
i agree on just about everything you said on this the desk lamp is alot better than the standard roof light i mean keep the ceilign light but get an extra light and the lubrication is a great i dea i normally use a real egg for this which ive pokied a hole in the top of and it takes about 2 lare glue sticks like the foot long ones
Jupitane5 years ago
That's a lot of hot glue...
bassclarinet23 (author)  Jupitane5 years ago
Yea, I used the hole pack to just make 2
kylem355 years ago
Hmmm..... This instructable gives me ideas but i need to know if hot glue bounces?
bassclarinet23 (author)  kylem355 years ago
Not really...I whipped against a brick wall and it just ricocheted-----When I first made it I hoped It would bounce, but no luck.
iKill5 years ago
wouldnt this work better if u poked a hole a little bigger than the glue gun tip, then stuck it in a filled it with hot glue, and while you fill it just pat it on the table to get out any bubbles.... lol ya, just a random idea
mmm like this idea haha also try the glitter hot glue stick, they have different colors, you could make layers with them
bassclarinet23 (author)  aliceownsj005 years ago
I looked for some but I couldn't find any.
bassclarinet23 (author)  iKill5 years ago
It is better if you use the 2 halves (I think), Try it and get back to me. Thanks for all your comments.
with 2 half theres a seam
bassclarinet23 (author)  iKill5 years ago
Yeah I know, but you can smooth it out.
i cant believe were having a conversation about hot glue eggs... god i love the internet!
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