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Question: Vote for your favorite altered egg project  (Voting closed: April 18, 2014 04:18:33 PM)
Egg Shaped Leprechaun - 8 (61.5%)
Birthday Bear - 0 (0%)
Lots and Lots of Dots - 5 (38.5%)
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Topic: Egg-xellent Easter Egg Challenge 4/18/14  (Read 6127 times)
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« Reply #10 on: April 04, 2014 05:47:25 AM »

Here's my egg-y entry...They are still Easter eggs, just a different way of spiffying them up  Grin My 6th grade teacher taught me how to do this. I make a few every year. Just a few, they are time consuming and a tiny bit tedious.  Wink



What do you need?
a hole punch
good ol' elmer's glue
plastic eggs
paper



step 1: punch out lots of little dots until you get carpal tunnel...
step 2: glue dots on the egg
step 3: glue dots on the egg
step 4: glue dots on the egg etc....







tips: I think it's easier to start on the skinny end of the egg...not sure why, about half way the dots like to lay better going that direction.  For gluing I always use a piece of scrap paper and make a puddle of glue and dip each dot in individually. Be patient...overlapping each dot and trying to keep them lined up takes time, but the end result is better.  Grin

ideas: I've always wanted to do this with sequins, but just never have. A new idea I had this year was to use one of those ginormous eggs they sell and use bigger dots. I may wait until closer to or after Easter to try to get those on sale...I'm cheap.  Wink

I did finally get a big one finished! Here's the link to it's post http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=433502.new#new


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« Reply #11 on: April 04, 2014 11:01:28 AM »

Very pretty. Such an unusual idea. Do you hard boil the eggs first or are they blown?
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« Reply #12 on: April 04, 2014 11:36:06 AM »

Very pretty. Such an unusual idea. Do you hard boil the eggs first or are they blown?
plastic  Grin they last longer
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« Reply #13 on: April 04, 2014 02:47:44 PM »

Eeeep!  It's time to enter! http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=432597.new#new  Good luck, all!
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« Reply #14 on: April 04, 2014 07:43:23 PM »

Such beautiful eggs!

They must be a lot of work!
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« Reply #15 on: April 05, 2014 04:19:47 PM »

Oooh pretty! I might have to steal this idea  Wink
Thanks for sharing your beautiful eggs!
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« Reply #16 on: April 05, 2014 06:56:46 PM »

What a very clever idea to decorate eggs and to reuse the little punchs from your hole puncher. What a crafty 6th grade teacher you had.  Smiley
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« Reply #17 on: April 05, 2014 07:08:38 PM »

OMG! I don't know how I over looked this challenge, but I'm glad I found it before it ended. Hopping over to the store to pick up some plastic eggs in the morning.   Shocked
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« Reply #18 on: April 06, 2014 03:01:48 AM »

Unusual idea that turned out so pretty. Smiley
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