I could not be described as a crafts person by ANY stretch of the imagination! However, there was a period in my life when I actually did a craft project!:-)
|No, it wasn't this one!|
|Nor are these my efforts.|
|Now - this is mine!|
This is a "Crystal Egg!" For many years I directed the students in my class to make these at Easter time. It was a project that needed parent helpers, and I was fortunate to have those. Not only did I do this project with my students, we also made them in the Girl Scout Troop! This is the only one I have remaining from all those years ago. As you can see, I trimmed them rather simply just with rick-rack, but sometimes they were a little more elegant.
|Pearls and ribbon adorn this one.|
It was fun to make these with the students. We used Leggs hose eggs to package them for taking home. The parents were really surprised and appreciative!
These are materials you would need: jumbo size eggs, paraffin, crayon pieces to color the paraffin, curtain rings (for the base), tacky glue, white glitter, rick-rack, lace, etc. to trim the opening, and the miniature animal to position in the paraffin inside the egg. Oh! Can't forget the pair of manicuring scissors that pecks the hole (not too small) in the side of the egg in order to shake the egg out before rinsing it out and trimming the oval opening. Melted, tinted (with the crayon pieces) paraffin is then swirled on the interior of the egg (it may feel hot!), and the little figure is settled into a pool of paraffin in the bottom of the egg. When set, tacky glue is rubbed all over the egg, followed a showering of white glitter. The egg is then balanced on the curtain ring, and trim is adhered around the opening. Let everything dry well before attempting to move it to very many places.:-)
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