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« on: April 07, 2007 07:23:34 AM »


This is my contribution to the overall easter extravaganza!
Giger's Alien has been one of my favorite species for a long time, and the idea desperately needed some outlet, especially around easter.

It wasn't even difficult, and you can do it with a broken egg just as well. The petals of the egg are made from paper, as well as the facehugger, which only needs some good shading around the joints and well-placed folds to look damn real. The black stuff is plain ink, while the larva was colored with felt-tip pen.

Science Fiction maniacs go nuts about it. (ah, yes, the customs in my country is that girls give a "painted" egg to boys who sprinkle them with perfume on Easter monday) (don't ask about the scents in the evening, please)

And my other contestant is also a very simple make.

The mohawk is in the colours of my favorite punk band, made from simple paper with a bit of scissorswork and a hint of shading from a felt-tip pen (green and orange, respectively, of course, piece of cake, but makes it more lifelike). The safety pin isn't a big trouble either, but the holes need to be quite close to each other, and a lot bigger than the needle point itself (bigger than the head of a match). They were cut with the help of another needle and very careful stabbing... this way the safety pin will wobble a bit, which means it won't break the eggshell at all.

[and a hint for those who wonder how to empty an egg: carve a small opening in the top of the shell with a needle, and a bigger one (app. like the head of a match) in the bottom. Kiss the top of the egg (you remembered to wash it, didn't ya?) and start blowing. Make sure no members of the family are in the vicinity who would start to laugh histerically seeing your red face puffing into an egg. Try not to gag if the yolk chooses to come out on the top hole instead of bottom (or insert a needle on bottom and whir around vigorously, to break the membrane(s)). When egg is empty, wash it out with a couple of mouthfuls of water, and watch out, it might not stop dripping on the bottom for half an hour. In the end, you can just pull a string through the holes to hang it up around the house.]

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« Reply #1 on: April 07, 2007 09:01:55 AM »

LOL! These are great! My family would be a it shocked (but after a moment, not really surprised), to see this in the basket.

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« Reply #2 on: April 07, 2007 09:04:19 AM »

The Punk Egg is GREAT!
My husband thought it was fantastic too  Cheesy

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« Reply #3 on: April 07, 2007 07:38:18 PM »

That alien egg is great.

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« Reply #4 on: March 10, 2008 11:49:55 PM »

That punk egg is great! I love it! Cheesy

« Reply #5 on: March 17, 2008 06:42:52 AM »

Awesome eggs...I laughed out loud with delight at the alien egg.  I will have to share this one with family and friends!

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