monster eggs

Our spring baskets are going to be full of monster eggs! I meant to share this post earlier in the week, but time has really gotten away from me lately! However, I think they are so cute they can be made any time of the year. ;o

Originally, I saw this idea in an Usborne book, we just changed it up a bit to make them our own.

Here’s how we made the monsters-
1. We carefully cracked the egg, kept the yolk and whites for later cooking, and cleaned it.
2. We put a ball of clay in the egg to give the egg a wobble effect.
3. We glued the egg shells back together with white tissue paper and watered down glue (3 parts glue to 1 part water). Layered the paper right over the cracks. Let dry, then added more layers using brightly colored tissue paper.
4. After the layers were dry, we painted white eyes using acrylic paint.
5. Then using Sharpies, added the details of the faces.

We made a carton full of happy-faced monsters!

The clay ball inside each egg makes the monsters wobble!

I love the pink gal in the background, she is standing on her head!

Enjoy Spring!

“That’s all.”

22 Comments

  • April 6, 2010 - 11:07 pm | Permalink

    adorable! i love that they wobble! we made egg monsters, too. ours are here:
    http://morningsunrae.blogspot.com/2010/03/egg-monsters.html

    hope you enjoyed a lovely holiday weekend! we are on spring break and my mom is visiting so ours is extended a bit. ;)

  • April 6, 2010 - 3:11 pm | Permalink

    NOw those are just too cute! I have to remember this for next year!

  • Robin
    April 4, 2010 - 10:37 pm | Permalink

    The pink one looks like you :)

  • April 4, 2010 - 10:02 pm | Permalink

    I love these! and you could make these critters anytime of year. My daughter is having a monster mash for her birthday at the end of this month- maybe we’ll have to try this as one of the activities!

    Happy Easter!
    Jen

  • April 4, 2010 - 2:03 pm | Permalink

    How cute – and I also learned a new word: wobble! :)

  • April 4, 2010 - 10:57 am | Permalink

    SO cute! I am filing this idea for next year!!!!!

  • April 4, 2010 - 10:39 am | Permalink

    These are so cute! Happy Easter!

  • April 4, 2010 - 7:16 am | Permalink

    oh this has tremendous possiblitites – you could make all kinds of characters! What fun!

  • April 4, 2010 - 12:20 am | Permalink

    Oh those are sooo great!!!

  • April 3, 2010 - 11:51 pm | Permalink

    These are so clever!!!

  • April 3, 2010 - 11:44 pm | Permalink

    I was just trying to think of something different to use and what about recycled tin foil shaped like and egg, then add the tissue paper?

  • April 3, 2010 - 11:41 pm | Permalink

    A-D-O-R-A-B-L-E!

  • April 3, 2010 - 11:25 pm | Permalink

    So fun!!
    And monstrous!

  • April 3, 2010 - 10:39 pm | Permalink

    I love the monster eggs! Happy Easter. :)

  • April 3, 2010 - 10:23 pm | Permalink

    what a great idea – wobbly eggy monsters :)

  • April 3, 2010 - 6:06 pm | Permalink

    These are terrific!

  • April 3, 2010 - 5:47 pm | Permalink

    Drat! I wish I had seen this earlier this week…I would have made some for Benjamin!

    Although, like you say…monsters are pretty much a 24/7, 365 sorta thing! :)

  • April 3, 2010 - 3:53 pm | Permalink

    I love them!

    ok, ROFL, I tried to just submit the above sentence, and was told “Your comment was just a bit too short, please go back and try again”!

  • April 3, 2010 - 3:33 pm | Permalink

    I’m showing my age but in the Seventies you could buy “Weebles” just like this…they were famous because “Weebles wobble but they don’t fall down. I think this is a great homemade alternative. Thanks

  • April 3, 2010 - 3:09 pm | Permalink

    OH, so cute!!! This would be a fun project to do with my boy.

  • April 3, 2010 - 2:53 pm | Permalink

    I love that they wobble.

  • April 3, 2010 - 2:50 pm | Permalink

    JIPPIE…HAPPY MONSTER EGGS !!!
    They makes me smile :)
    Love the idea!

    HAPPY EASTER xo

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