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« Reply #10 on: June 28, 2006 06:47:52 AM »

I know a couple who make paper mache egg rattles that are awesome, but I would have never thought of this!! What a cool idea, with great results!

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« Reply #11 on: June 28, 2006 05:05:30 PM »

If any of you would like to make egg shakers from clay, here's some stuff from my site and some things that can be used:

Margaret Regan introduced me to "acoustic eggs". She puts sand, beads, or other materials that rattle inside the eggshell before covering. Another wonderful sensory reaction.

....Mary Lyon's lesson on covering an egg, stamping with powders, then filling with small beads, BBs or small plastic pellets ... . ..she says organic materials such as rice and unpopped popcorn may also be used but don't produce as crisp a sound as manmade products or other manmade bits

.....I make tiny balls of clay (& bake them)... then put in 5 or 6 in through the drain hole (on a raw covered ? egg) ... then close up that end the same as the other end....(tip: roll raw clay covered egg around in your hands and on a surface to smooth it)... pierce thru clay where the drain hole is with the needle tool to release the air while it bakes ...bake
There's more about covering eggs with clay in general on the rest of the page:

If you cover a papier mache egg, the covering and filling work pretty much the same way.  If you cover a plastic egg (the rubbery type), the egg will shrink inside the clay while baking and rattle in a quieter way.

There are other ways of making rattles (tiny to big) with polymer clay though besides using eggs on this page if you want to check them out:
(..click on Other Ideas > Musical Instruments...)

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« Reply #12 on: July 20, 2006 02:22:47 PM »

filligree makes the best eggs doens't it?! Did you glaze them?


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