Faberge eggs have become an art form in many cultures and may include precious gems, gold or silver flaking and inlays. You can make your own faberge eggs for Easter or other occasions that will last for years. Follow these instructions to learn the basics and then see how creative you can be.
Things You'll Need
- Raw eggs (chicken, goose, emu, or other fowl)
- Small needle
- Wooden kabob skewers
- Small rubber bands
- Block of Styrofoam
- Craft sealant
- Printed papers (wrapping or craft papers)
- Thin liquid craft glue
Home-made Faberge Easter Eggs
Use the needle to poke a 1/16-inch hole in each end of the raw egg. You may have to practice to avoid breaking the entire egg. Gently stick the needle through the holes to break the yolk inside and make it easier to remove.
Place the egg over a bowl, and blow the whites and yolk out through the other hole until the egg is empty. Carefully rinse the egg in water.
Poke a wooden kabob skewer through the bottom hole halfway into the egg. Place a small rubber band on the skewer at the base of the egg to keep the skewer from going further inside. Stick the skewered egg in the block of Styrofoam so it will stand on its own.
Coat each blown egg shell with craft sealant. Allow it to dry completely. Paint the egg the color of your choice, and allow it to dry. Paint a second coat of the same color and let it dry. To cover the top hole on the egg, cut a small square of paper, glue it over the hole, and paint it to match the rest of the egg.
Choose an image from wrapping or craft papers to place on the faberge egg. The image should be the size of the side of the egg. Draw an oval around the image and cut out the oval shape. Make small incisions about a half inch apart around the outside of the paper oval.
Paint a layer of glue on one side of the egg. Press the picture onto the surface. Overlap the edges at the incisions to make it fit the egg best. Glue a thin line around the edge of the oval picture. Sprinkle glitter on the glue. Allow the egg to dry and shake off excess glitter.
Glue a loop of ribbon to the back of the egg for hanging. Remove the egg from the wood skewer. Cover the bottom hole with ribbon or paper.