Wednesday, March 30, 2011

It’s a small, small, egg shaped world!




I never think inside that box.  My (slightly loopy) mind always looks to shake things up.  Ancient mariners were surprised to discover that the world was not flat. So I started thinking of shapes the earth could be…in different solar systems of course. My eyes spied some undecorated Easter eggs and I thought that it might be fun to make my egg look like my dear mother earth…from space!  I know it sounds weird but wouldn’t it be a really cool conversation starter? 

If you want to make some egg shaped worlds yourself, it’s easy peasy.

Egg earth

You will need:

A wooden egg 

Decoupage glue (Mod Podge gloss is my favorite)

Computer and printer

Scissors

Small paintbrush

1.     Search on your computer clip art program for pictures of earth from space and print two or three versions. 




2.     Cut out the motifs and then cut in smaller pieces.  This earth is definitely not flat so you need to just layer and add small pieces to the egg.  The only rule is to make sure that you put the predominately white pieces on the top and bottom of the egg (North and south poles)

3.     Spread some decoupage glue on small sections of the egg, add a piece of clip art and smooth with your fingers (its gets messy but it all washes off!)  Smoothing with your fingers helps remove some of the wrinkles.  It doesn’t matter if there still are some wrinkles as it give the piece added dimension.  Once the piece is stuck add more glue on the top. 

4.     Continue working around the egg until the entire egg is covered.  Let dry.  When it is dry you may brush another coat of decoupage glue on the top for added shine.



Protect your work surface with some scrap cardboard and waxed paper.  If you are really ambitious you could make a solar system!

14 comments:

Carol Blackburn said...

Love it, Crystal. You have such creative vision.

Theanne and Baron said...

Super idea...imagination!

EVA said...

I love it!!!

Great idea and great job!

jamberry_song said...

Hahahahaha, brilliant! I'm loving the finished effect. :D Bravo!

Wanda said...

. . ."If I ruled the World, we would have space eggs every Easter.

Just fabulous!

maddyrose said...

Very clever. Love the earth egg.

Magic Love Crow said...

Excellent idea Crystal! I really like!!!

Maggie said...

I love the earth egg! You're so imaginative.

Marlene said...

Fun Project!

Heather said...

What a great idea! They would look so cool in one big giant glass bowl, too! I think i will make those with my kids for earth day!
thanks crystal! have a good day. xo

Lee said...

;^)

Craftymoose Crafts said...

Great idea!

Erika said...

I love how simple this idea is and the fact that it packs quite a punch. This would be a nice project in a social studies class.

angelself said...

I love this little project. Thanks so much for sharing your vision and the results =) Kathryn

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