loading
I wanted to create something for the upcoming easter season. I wanted to use paper, but I also wanted 3D. So after some time contemplating this is what I came up with.
I enter this into the papercontest because after finishing the eggs (loads and loads of cuttings later!) I STRONGLY feel that this project would have been awesome with a plotter.
So if you like my instructable please VOTE for me.
Please comment, add suggestions or share ideas to improve or vary the intructable. Also please ask if you have any questions.

Step 1: This Is What You Need:

- crafting paper of your choice ( I didn't have the pattern I wanted so I had to make that first, will show you how in the next step)
- a cardboard cutout in eggshape
- an exacto-knife
- a pencil
- a ruler and a protractor
- I thought I'd need a graphic marker, but then I didn't
I'm going to try it with my Pre-K class
Hhmm you know your class best, but I would maybe start on something easier with Pre-K. Try it out for yourself first and then decide. It does take some amount of dexterity and cutting skills and patience.
<p>these look great.</p>
<p>Thank you!</p>
<p>I have been thinking about this a bit. You could slip your paper in the printer backwards--so you print on the back side. Then print graph paper (lots of free downloads are available). Then when you trace your pattern, you already have your drawing lines.</p>
<p>I meant cutting lines. You do not have to draw all the lines.</p>
<p>The server fail caused my answer to be somerwhere else, so here it is.</p><p>That sounds like a really clever idea! Would save A LOT of drawing!!!<br>Thanks for the input!</p>
<p>as a math teacher who encouraged students for years to build things, I always have a few sheets of card stock with graph paper printed on it. It is great as a mock up tool for any paper project.</p><p>That server problem was annoying for a lot of us. Good thing it doesn't happen often.</p>
These are delightful! Thanks. I can't wait to get started on an entire bouquet of them.
Thank you very much. I would love to see your egg bouquet, so consider posting a photo when you are done! : )
I can't wait to try this!! It's adorable. Very creative. TFS. ?
Thank you, have fun and please post photos! And sorry but I have no idea what TFS means?? Will you enlighten me?<br>:D
<p>Yes, protractor is the correct name for that object.</p>
<p>Thank you! : )))</p>
<p>woww, this is so wonderful.</p>
Thank you :D
<p>just curious, did you get that idea from my instructable: <a href="https://www.instructables.com/id/3-D-Paper-Dragons-From-Recycled-Paper/" rel="nofollow">https://www.instructables.com/id/3-D-Paper-Dragons...</a></p><p>I don't want to cause contention, I just wanted to check.</p>
No, I didn't see that. <br>Cool project! <br>I have been doing loads of paper craft and a lot of pop up stuff, mostly cards for whatever occasion. I challenged myself to create 3D eggs and this is how I ended up realizing it. <br>I'm sorry if you feel I have copied from you, I assure you I haven't.
<p>I guess great minds think alike! I also figured out how to reverse every other cut to creat 3-D objects when making pop-up cards! The first thing I made was a Christmas tree.</p>
<p>Yes I guess that is true! : )</p><p>I'm not entirely sure what you mean by reversing every other cut, if it is what I think it is it does make cool objects. Here I was aiming for the round effect, so I didn't want any fold lines. </p><p>Do you have one of the tree cards around still? Mind posting a photo so I can understand what you mean by the reversing? Would really love to see that. </p>
<p>Oh, my kind of craft. Can't wait to make it. Thanks for this simple, but awesome idea!! </p>
Thank you and have fun!<br>: )
LOOKS AWESOME!!!
Thank you!

About This Instructable

10,065views

43favorites

License:

Bio: I have been crazy about crafting as long as I can remember. I love sewing the most, but also love jewelry making, baking, painting and ... More »
More by knopfling:Strawberry Jewelry Onion Bun Bundle Pop Out Eggs 
Add instructable to: