This was a previously published design from my other blog Crystal clear but since Easter is right around the corner I think it needed a re-visit. So cover your table with paper to protect it and grab the kids because solar eggs (don't stop at just earth) makes a great Kid's craft!
I never think inside that box. My (slightly loopy) mind always looks to shake things up. Ancient mariners were surprised to discover that the world was not flat. So I started thinking of shapes the earth could be…in different solar systems of course. My eyes spied some undecorated Easter eggs and I thought that it might be fun to make my egg look like my dear mother earth…from space! I know it sounds weird but wouldn’t it be a really cool conversation starter?
If you want to make some egg shaped worlds yourself, it’s easy peasy.
You will need:
A wooden or paper mache egg
Decoupage glue (Mod Podge gloss is my favorite)
Computer and printer
1. Search on your computer clip art programs for pictures of earth from space and print two or three versions.
2. Cut out the motifs and then cut in smaller pieces. This earth is definitely not flat so you need to just layer and add small pieces to the egg. The only rule is to make sure that you put the predominately white pieces on the top and bottom of the egg (North and south poles of course)
3. Spread some decoupage glue on small sections of the egg, add a piece of clip art and smooth with your fingers (its gets messy but it all washes off!) Smoothing with your fingers helps remove some of the wrinkles. It doesn’t matter if there still are some wrinkles as it give the piece added dimension. Once the piece is stuck add more glue on the top.
4. Continue working around the egg until the entire egg is covered. Let dry. When it is dry you may brush another coat of decoupage glue on the top for added shine.
Protect your work surface with some scrap cardboard and waxed paper. If you are really ambitious you could make an entire solar system!