Introduction: Make an Eggshell Sculpture !
Second Prize in the
Egg Contest 2016
This instructable is inspired by the art sculpture "What came first?" made by Kyle Bean a British Artist .
This sculpture is made using a common item found in trash bins "the eggshells" . By recycling it we can create wonderful pieces of art .
Step 1: Gathering Ingredients
You will need:
- Hot Glue Gun
- Some Imagination
Step 2: Cleaning the Eggshells
Although it is not necessary but I boiled the eggshells first then washed them up with cold water and cleaned any residue on them . After cleaning the Eggshells spread them on a towel and let them dry.
Step 3: Making Base Sculpture
You directly glue the eggshells together but that is very difficult so i first made a base sculpture using clay.
Note : Cover up the working surface with clingfilm to make cleaning easier.
Step 4: Drying Up the Base Sculpture
Put the base sculpure on a piece of aluminium foil and bake in oven for 2-5 minutes at 160 C. The goal is not to fully cure the clay just make it dry enough for easy handling.
Step 5: Covering Up With Eggshells
Now let us give our chickens its calcium feather ! using hot glue stick pieces of eggshells on the sculptures.
Let the pictures speak for themselves.
Note : Before covering up with eggshells I inserted two toothpicks in the bottom of the chicken for its legs.
Step 6: Fails
At first instead of making base models out of clay i used a crumbled up ball of paper but it was a fail as it didn't come out as expected .
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