Make an Eggshell Sculpture !

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This instructable is inspired by the art sculpture "What came first?" made by Kyle Bean a British Artist .
https://kylebean.co.uk/portfolio/whatcamefirst

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:

  • Eggshells
  • Clay
  • 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 .

P.S Don't forget to vote and share pictures of your own sculptures too.

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    IBHnicekazi

    Reply 1 year ago

    Thank you .... well it was inspired by a renowned artists creation .... link given in introduction

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    syedmomin

    2 years ago

    awesome work IBH! it's a very innovative idia! keep sharing your ideas! ????....Zabardast urdu kisi ko smag a gai gi ider? ?

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    IBHsyedmomin

    Reply 2 years ago

    Thanks :) ..... well i'll not call it innovative maybe crafty ;) .. ... ! Urdu try kar ke dekhna paray GA ! :P

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    Kozmicblues69

    2 years ago

    So cool! I'm glad you are a winner of the egg contest :)

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    Kozmicblues69

    2 years ago

    So cool! I'm glad you are a winner of the egg contest :)

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    HappyAccidents

    2 years ago

    Very creative. Thanks for sharing.

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    JackieSparrow

    2 years ago

    So, at first I was a little skeptical. But after seeing this, I can definitly say that this is one of my most favorite projects

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    IBH

    2 years ago

    Thanks ! :)

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    katherine1958

    2 years ago

    Wonderful! Would you tell us a little more about the legs? What did you use besides the dowels? Will it stand? I'm putting this on my list of things to make this summer!

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    IBHkatherine1958

    Reply 2 years ago

    I just used dowels for the legs and it will stand on its own if you make feet of clay , otherwise you will have to stick it to a base of some kind . :)

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    FahdK

    2 years ago

    U r awesome. Great ideas. I am inspired by your work. You seem to be very creative.

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    IBHFahdK

    Reply 2 years ago

    Thank you for your such encouraging comment ! :)