Tuesday, April 3, 2012

"The Crows of Pearblossom" Art Project Part II: The Eggs

So after finishing the nest from Serafin's book, "The Crows of Pearblossom", we decided to make Mrs. Crows eggs next.  Mrs. Crow lays an egg everyday, ("accept Sundays and national holidays").  Her eggs are green with black spots.  In the story, the day the rattlesnake is outsmarted, there are two eggs in the nest and of course the greedy snake decided to eat them!

We had fun making the eggs.  Since Easter is right around the corner, I thought it was appropriate to do the eggs sooner rather than later.  You can do this with whatever colors you want, if you're like me, you have a box of tissue paper somewhere in your house waiting to be used.  Since Mrs. Crow's eggs are green, we stuck with one color.

The process, . . .

First blow out the yolk of some uncooked eggs, to do this, poke a small whole in the bottom and top of eggs and literally blow out the insides, of course don't waste them, make some scrambled eggs!  Let the egg shells dry out before you begin decorating.  

Cut up tissue paper, whatever colors you want, it would be fun to do many colors on one egg if you are doing easter eggs.

Use a glue that will dry clear, I have a love affair with Mod Podge.  Cover egg in glue and start applying paper to egg.  

Keep applying more tissue paper, adding more glue on each layer.  

 To add the black spots, or whatever you want to add (stripes, stars, hearts, whatever!), cut construction paper into the shape you want, add to the outside of the egg and once again, cover in glue.  Let dry!  

We also added some glitter for a little sparkle!

Stay tuned for our next project, . . the rattle-snake!

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