The egg is going so much better than expected!
Among my materials I have:
- egg shells (tanned and white)
- white cloth
- paint brush
- Elmer’s Glue
Also, not pictured, I used a plastic cup to hold my egg in place, a lid to pour the glue, and a hair tie to secure the cloth around the balloon.
To begin, I inflated a balloon and tightly wrapped it with the cloth. I broke the egg shells into smaller pieces and got to gluing. I either applied glue directly onto the cloth or onto the shells depending on the size of the piece. Since shells are inherently curved, I couldn’t simply glue them and place them on the curved surface of the balloon. As a result I found it easiest to put glue on some medium sized pieces and pressed them onto the surface.
Everything went well up until three days of work later when the balloon popped… I feared that the whole thing would fall in on itself but I was happy to learn that the structure was pretty self sufficient! In order to keep going I simply blew another balloon up within the half-shell, secured the cloth, and kept going.
I don’t plan on closing up the entire shape. Instead, I will leave a small circle at the bottom through which I will put a small cup with fairy lights. Hopefully the lights will be strong enough to shine through. If not I’ll either find another set of lights or simply leaving as a standing shell.