Introduction: Dragon Eggs ... My Way

One night not long ago, while reading thru instructables I came upon this "ible" https://www.instructables.com/id/Make-a-gorgeous-Dragons-Egg/   My 3.5yo granson is really into dragons right now  (especially fighting them up and down the street) so I thought this would be a neat project. Knowing that the original idea would be to fragile for an active young boy I went to the craft store and bought some large wooden eggs. The rest of the procress is pretty much the same as the original poster

Step 1: Getting Ready

along with the wooden egg you'll need a bamboo skewer, a gluegun and glue, paint and brushes and something to make a stand, here I have a piece of aluminum wire, the 1st one I used a lid from a spray can that I hotglued some weights into. A pencil comes in handy unless you want to just freehand your design

Step 2: Setting Up

 I did a sketch of where I wanted the "framework" first then drilled a hole in the bottom and hotglued the bamboo skewer in place

Step 3: Glue

now trace your lines with the hotglue, you don't have to be exact and drinking lots of coffee ensures squiggly lines. I used a bottle to support the egg during the drying process

Step 4: Paint

I did the painting in several steps,( hanging the egg in front of a small fan to speed drying time),  a white gesso primer followed by a red undercoat and then a layer of gold paint (sorry the picture for the gold didn't turn out) red supposedly makes the gold look golder, I don't know if thats true but it makes sense. I then used a watered down bright blue to give a vertigre look and finished up with a coat of clear and iredescet mix. It looks milky in the pic but irl it depends on the lighting/angle

Step 5: Finished

These are the 2 that Ive finished

Comments

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ebaneser (author)2013-04-02

I like the second egg (the green one) better

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l8nite (author)ebaneser2013-04-02

Thank you for commenting, thats actually a gold egg with "vertigre" it's supposed to look old and corroded, I like that one as well

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pennyf24 (author)2011-04-20

neat idea, maybe with easter around the corner i can find a wooden egg, i would love to make one for my boyfriend who loves dragons...

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l8nite (author)pennyf242011-04-20

look in craft stores for the wooden eggs, they come in several sizes... have fun with it !

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pennyf24 (author)l8nite2011-05-04

thanks! I will try the only craftstore in my city and walmart/zellars... sadly we used to have more craft stores but they seem to be dying out here.

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ChrysN (author)2010-07-12

Good idea using wooden eggs!

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l8nite (author)ChrysN2010-07-12

Thanks for the comment !

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