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I am so excited to share my dragons eggs with all of you.
Who doesn’t love Dragons? Whether you are an adult or a kid we all seem to love them. They are in some great shows right now, both adult shows and kid shows like Game of Thrones and How to Train Your Dragon. They are just so fun and mystifying what’s not to love. Did you know some people think the word dragon was just another word for dinosaur before they came up with the word dinosaur in 1842. The way we picture how dragons and Dinosaurs look they do have similar characteristics. They are both giant reptiles just dragons can fly and breathe fire. When I think of a dinosaur eggs and dragon eggs I don’t picture them the same. For dinosaurs, I think of an egg with specs all over it but when I think of a dragon egg I think of it having scales.
This year for Vays fourth Birthday she wanted so many different themes. She was constantly changing her mind on what she wanted. Finally, I decided to just combine a few I felt went together. That is how the Fairies, Unicorns and Dragons party came to be. I had so many ideas for this party and to be honest I went way overboard. I mean the party favors alone were like it was everyone’s birthday. I handmade a few of the party favors, for the girls. I made floral crowns, Dragon eggs, and slime and put the slime in cute small mason jars with dragons and unicorns on the lids that I spray painted gold to go with the color scheme.
Out of all the party favors I had for this party the dragon eggs are my absolute favorite. I probably put the most time into these little eggs than anything else. I made “scales” on the eggs and then I hand painted each egg to look different. When they opened the egg there was a little dragon in them. All of the kids absolutely loved them.
These eggs are not to be sold. I am sharing this tutorial with you guys for you to make for personal use and are not to be used for resale. I sell these eggs in my Etsy store and I am only showing how to make these with my readers. Thank you.
Dragon Egg Instructions
Okay, are you ready to make some Dragon Eggs?
Here’s what you need
- 3.5-inch Plastic Easter eggs
- hot glue gun
- hot glue
- Acrylic paint
- Paintbrush or Paint sponge
- little Dragons
First, I sanded the eggs to try and make them a little less smooth and shiny, this is so the paint will stick to the plastic egg better and not chip off. Then I start at the top of the egg and make a little diamond or triangle with the hot glue. From there I start the scales. I do one layer of scales at a time until I reach the middle of the egg where it opens as shown in the picture below. After that, I let it cool so I can touch the top of the egg while I add the glue to the bottom. Once cool I continue making the scales in the same direction. I try not to get glue where the egg opens if you do glue it shut just use scissors or a razor blade to just cut the glue.
Once the glue is dry I then paint the egg one solid color. You can also use spray paint for this, it would probably be faster. As soon as that first layer of paint is dry I then use a sponge or brush to add a little of another color, on this egg it is purple but I did it very lightly. Last I paint the scales with gold. You can use silver or any metallic color and it still looks really good. Another great idea would be to paint the inside with one of the colors you used.
After the paint is dry, you can open it up and but the dragon in. You are all done now and I am sure your little one will love it. I really hope you have fun with this craft. I love making these and my daughter loves to help me paint them. Let me know how yours turn out I love hearing all of your thoughts and your little one reactions.