How to Drop an Egg Using Only Paper & Scotch Tape?

You can successfully protect an egg being dropped from a high place by surrounding it with paper and tape. Attempting this feat can be a fun activity for you and your friends. While no way is perfect to protect an egg from breaking on impact, patience is needed while attempting to accomplish this task. If you have enough eggs, paper, tape and time to devote to accomplishing this feat, you should follow these steps.

Preventing an egg from cracking by using paper and tape requires a lot of patience.

Things You'll Need

  • Eggs

  • Paper

  • Tape

Step 1

Form a plan. Decide an approach to take when protecting an egg from being broken during a fall from a high place. If you have no limitations on resources, use as much paper and tape as possible to complete this task. If your resources are limited, decide how you can best use the resources you have.

Step 2

Flesh out your plan. Start creating your design out of paper and tape. If you have unlimited resources, you should crumple up as many pieces of paper as you can, tape them all together and tape the egg on top. If your resources are limited, create a design fitting within your means. It may not be possible to successfully complete this task with just a few pieces of paper and a small supply of tape.

Step 3

Test your design. Take your egg-preserving design to the top of a building or a structure of considerable height. Drop your contraption and let it hit the ground. Determine if the egg remained intact or if it was destroyed in the fall.

Step 4

Reflect and refocus. Determine your design's strengths and weaknesses. Repair, replace and reinforce your egg-protecting apparatus. Repeat Steps 1-4 until your egg survives the fall.