For this project I decided to depict my own idea of what would likely happen shortly after a man in his mid thirties had a dozen or so friends over for a going-away party. Of course if he was unmarried and living with his mother, she would be cleaning up the dishes and tidying up the table.
Step 1: Step 1
For this project you will need:
White glue (preferable)
Coloured paper - if you are copying exactly you should have brown, blue, yellow, grey, green and white and a colour for the figure's face
Brown acrylic paint (optional)
An egg, or if you are prone to breakages - two eggs
A small paintbrush
Bowl (for the contents of the egg)
Step 2: Step 2
Pierce the egg at both ends with the needle.
Blow out insides of egg into bowl. (feel free at this point to pause and put the egg in the fridge, make an omlette or call yuor cat to eat the egg)
Once you have the empty egg, draw a line down the middle of the egg.
Score the egg with the exacto knife.
Repeat the scoring, being careful to stay on the same lines until your knife goes through the egg shell.
Gently pry apart the two halves.
Rinse the egg well under the tap and dry gently. This is a good time for the omlette.
If you have never tried this before or you just want t o make lots and lots of display egg things - blow out several eggs at the same time. This will save time in the long run.
Step 3: Step 3
Take one of the egg halves and trace it on the brown paper. I wanted my ground/floor to be sunken in about 5mm so I trimmed the shape unitl its was the size I wanted.
Rip up some paper into small squares (about 2x2 cm) and squish them into small balls.
Line the bottom of the egg with a bit of white glue using your paintbrush.
Place the small paper balls (about the size of the spit balls you used to make at school) onto the glue in the bottom of the egg.
Add a bit more glue and continue to add paper balls until the bottom of the egg has reached the level you would like the ground to be in your egg.
Put some glue onto the paper balls an dpress the ground onto them.
Step 4: Step 4
Roll a small piece of the blue paper into a cone and cut down to size when dry. Mine is about 1 cm tall.
Cut out the shape for your table.
Cut tiny arms for the figure from the blue paper.
Cut out a face shape from some 'flesh' coloured paper. I left an extra piece that I olded over to facilitate gluing.
Glue arms to figure, and face.
Cut our head covering and fold and glue to fit around the head.
Step 6: Step 6
Glue on head covering and additional 'hat'.
Cut out tcircles for plats and decorate with leftover bits of food. I used mostly asparagus and bits of meat.
Glue the plates togetehr with a small piece of white paper in between to give them some depth. Glue onto front of figure.
Step 7: Step 7
Fold down table legs and glue to ground inside the egg.
Add plates, leftover food and cups. Try and visualise a guy's night out with several friends - a kind of going-away party - and what the aftermath is likely to look like.
Make some stools with a tube and square pieces of paper. Pain on patches of extra glue as spilled beverages.
Glue figure into egg, facing awayy from the table.
Add more debris as needed.
Step 8: Step 8
Paint the outsideof the egg with the brown acrylic paint.
I didn't like how ragged the cut around the outside was and since I didn't have any sand paper to hand, I mixed white glue and paint together and made a more robust medium for the edge of the egg which I layered on to give it a softer, rounder effect.
Step 9: Step 9
Make a cone from the brown paper.
Cut it to the appropriate height and trim to top to make a nice base for your egg.
Glue your egg onto the top.
Step 10: Step 10
Cut out a circle from the blue paper.
Trace a wiggly spiral and cut along the lines to make some mystical smoke to go around the brown base of the piece.
Step 11: Step 11
Wrap the blue spiral around the base and glue the ends into position.
Voila! Your masterpiece is complete!
Stand back and admire your genius. Invite your friends to gaze upon its beauty and marvel at your cleverness. Bask in their adoration.
Participated in the
The Forbes Fabergé-Style Egg Contest