Here are instructions for making a Christmas Egg Decoration. Who says egg decorating is only for Easter?
Time scale: 3 out of 5
Start by poking a small hole in the top of a raw egg.
Now poke a hole in the side of the egg.
With a felt pen, draw an oval opening into the front of the egg.
Use small scissors to cut open, around the oval. Your first try might not work out, but having small scissors that are sharp and a gentle touch helps.
Drain and wash the egg shell.
Let it air dry.
Put a loop of heavy fishing line or thin ribbon through the hole in the top of the egg and tie a knot on the inside.
Melt wax in a double boiler. Here is a helpful tip, if you don't have a double boiler: Clamp a tin can to the side of a pot filled with water. Put the wax in the can. Heat the water to melt the wax.
Pour a small amount of melted wax into the egg. Tip the egg around, to get the wax all on the inside.
When cooled add more wax, continuing until the inside of the egg is coated with about an 1/8th inch layer of wax. Make the wax a bit thicker on the inside bottom.
Make sure there isn't any wax coating the outside of the egg. If there is, scrap it off with a knife.
When the wax is completely cooled, decoupage 3 layers of tissue paper on to the outside of the egg.
For the inside, you can glue in tiny decorations of your choice. I used a mini snowman and Christmas tree. Instead, you could tie a ribbon in a small bow and glue it and some tiny pine cones inside.
Take a narrow piece of ribbon and glue to the front edge, around the oval opening of the shell. Instead of using ribbon, you can choose to use snow tex and pull it down at the top to make it look like icicles hanging.
Sprinkle the Christmas egg decoration lightly with glitter. For a variation you can glitter the outside of the egg instead of using tissue paper on it.
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