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Revision 4.00

16th December 2014




Dinosaur Egg


How to make a Dinosaur Egg

The completed egg on the little stand is an interesting object just as it is, however it would look superb decorated!

The egg is also a good shape for many other projects and appears on other pages as a shape for Bowls and Vases, also as a Piñata and a Teapot.

  1. Tear strips of fine newsprint along the grain, about 3 inches x 1 inch.
  2. Fix the balloon to a jar or vase with 4 or 5 tabs of tape. Glue the strips newsprint over half the balloon and leave to dry.
  3. Turn the balloon over, refix to the jar or vase, and then cover the remainder of the balloon and leave to dry.
  4. Repeat steps 2 and 3 to build up three or four layers. It´s a good idea to use different coloured newsprint for alternate layers, so it is obvious when a layer is completed.
  5. For the final layer, use torn strips of white copy paper as this gives a good plain surface for painting.
  6. A stand for the egg can be made by covering the outside of a jar lid with a single layer of glued paper, and painted as required. The egg will sit snugly into the upturned lid (see above).
Covering the balloon step 1

Step 1

Covering the balloon step 2

Step 2

Covering the balloon step 3

Step 3

Covering the balloon step 4

Step 4

Covering the balloon step 5

Step 5

Covering the balloon step 6

Step 6