What's better than Toy Story? An EGG'S STORY!!!
This year I thought, why not bring two of my favorite characters from one of the best movies to life?!
Step 1: Materials
- 4 hard-boiled eggs (I used brown eggs!)
- brown acrylic paint & paint brush
- modeling clay (non-hardening, non-toxic)
- clay modeling tools (helps to shape)
- Exacto knife (for sharper edges during clay modeling)
- wire & wire stripper
Step 2: Creating Mr. Egg-tato Head
The first character we're creating is Mr. Potato Head - errrr - Mr. Egg-tato Head!
- The brown egg isn't quite the right color, so paint it with the brown acrylic for a darker shade and let it dry for about 30 minutes.
- Note: I used a bottle cap to support the egg while painting; I highly recommend you do the same or find something equivalent.
- Now comes the fun part - creating his body parts! There isn't a specific order that they need to be created in, though starting with the nose allowed the others to be sized correctly. The list includes:
- nose (red/dark pink)
- eyes (white, black)
- ears (pink)
- mouth (white)
- mustache (black)
- hat (black)
- shoes (red)
- Once all body parts have been added to the body, Mr. Egg-tato Head is complete! But he needs a friend...
Step 3: Creating Slinky-egg
The second character we're creating is Slinky - AKA Slinky-egg!
- The brown egg is the correct color this time, so no need to do any painting.
- The first part we want to create is the head. This consists of:
- snout (yellow, black)
- eyes (white, black)
- eyebrows (black)
- ears (brown) - make sure they're floppy!
- Then we want to create the body:
- Create two sets of yellow feet out of clay.
- Taking 2 eggs, stand them upright and place on the clay feet; this will keep Slinky-egg in place.
- Now we need the slinky - this is done using the wire. First grab the wire stripper and strip the plastic cover off the wire, if it exists. Then wrap the stripped wire around a large glue stick (or something of equal size) to create the necessary loops; be sure to loop enough to reach between both eggs!
- Once the wire slinky has been created, attach it between the two eggs with brown clay.
- Do the same thing with the wire but on a pencil, and attach it to the 'back' egg for the tail (don't forget to add clay to the end of the wire for the tip of the tail).
- Finally, add a green collar to the 'front' egg.
Step 4: You're Not an Egg, You're a Toy!
Well, that sums up the tutorial for creating a Mr. Egg-tato Head and Slinky-egg! Please let me know what you think and how your own attempts turn out...or if other characters can be re-created - I know they wouldn't mind the company :)