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Step 1: This Is What You Need:
- 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 marked the fold with lines so that I could easily find the exact half of the egg later. Now you need the protractor. Draw lines perpendicular to the middle line. The distance between the lines is 1/8 inch. Maybe a little more. Continue until all lines are drawn.
Be careful to emboss the right lines though!
You emboss the beginning until you hit the first 'pair line'. This will be round shaped later, so don't emboss a folding line on that. Then you emboss the next strip again. Sounds more complicated than it actually is. You basically emboss every other strip. The last line to emboss is from the last pair along the end of the middle line.
To make the next steps easier I inserted a skewer. Two things need to happen simultaniously at this point. You ease the top strip to get the round egg shape and you need to fold the in-between strips. The easing of the round shaped egg part worked really well with a paper clip. Just insert it and move it with a very light pull from beginning to ending. This worked really well with the skewer still inserted. After some bending and folding your egg should look like in the last photo.
Variation: The blue egg has a skewer inside. You can put it in flower pots or into bouquets easily that way. To do this insert the skewer before the last glueing and glue tight.
Have fun recreating and please share your photos!