We are back with the Movie Monday Challenge! This month I’m going full nerd with this DIY Harry Potter Golden Egg!
Guess what! It is made with simple materials that come together to create a gorgeous piece of covert nerd decor for your home. Even better, it is a fun way to inject your nerd style into your Easter decor.
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Start with a clean plastic egg. The color doesn’t matter because you will be covering it.
Next, pull out a piece of air dry clay and roll into a ball as pictured.
Then flatten your ball of clay and use it to cover your egg. It helps to roll the egg in your hands to evenly spread the clay. Be sure to pinch the seams and flatten them.
Start carving your design with your ultra fine point marker. Carve lines down from a center point on the top of your egg.
Next, carve the building in the picture above starting with the outline then moving onto the smaller details.
- Carefully rub off any pills that form from your carving.
Continue carving the design as you see in the photo above. Again, start with the larger outlines and then move on to the smaller details.
Lastly, add the design on the left of the first building you carved. Use the photo above for reference.
Repeat carving steps 4 through 7 on the opposite side of your egg.
Finally, carve cross hatched lines along the long vertical carved lines.
Now pull out a small piece of clay and roll it slightly oblong.
Split your small piece of clay in half.
Next, roll out each half of clay into a rope and flatten. Use the picture above for reference.
Place the flattened pieces criss-crossed on the top of your egg as pictured.
Add a line down the center of each fourth of your criss-crossed clay pieces.
Then add cross hatches as pictured above.
Pull out a small piece of clay and roll it into a ball.
Flatten the ball and attach it to the top of your egg.
Finish off your egg with a tiny, flattened clay ball.
Allow the clay to dry completely before moving on. Follow the directions on your packaging. For example, the Crayola clay that I used calls for 2-3 days dry time depending on thickness.
- Don’t worry too much if you get cracks like your see above. They will be covered with paint or you can wet them slightly to try and fix them.
After your clay has dried completely, cover it in gold enamel paint. Let it dry completely.
Step 21 (Optional)
Touch up any areas with gold paint as needed. Mine did not so I skipped this step.
Now cover one half of your egg with black acrylic paint. This is easiest if you put a dollop on your finger and spread it over the egg. Pay special attention to the carved areas.
Immediately use a paper towel to wipe off the excess black acrylic paint.
Repeat steps 22 and 23 on the remaining part of your egg.
Allow your paint to dry to completely and you’re good to go!
This DIY Harry Potter Golden Egg is the most fun egg project I have ever made. It is the perfect new covert nerd decor for your home. Originally I was going to use it as Easter decor but I love it so much it is going to be out year-long.
Now it’s time to check out the other awesome projects my friends made for this month’s Movie Monday Challenge! See all of the creativity at work below.
See where I’m linking up!
On the last (or fourth) Monday of each month, a group of bloggers participate in a #MovieMondayChallenge, hosted by C’mon Get Crafty! We decide on a topic, genre, or specific movie to use for inspiration and everyone gets free reign to create something wonderful!
This month’s challenge was. . . . KIDS! Everyone was allowed to choose their own favorite film so long as it was inspired by the challenge word.
Now let’s see what everyone else was inspired to create for this month’s #MovieMondayChallenge!! If you’d like to join our Facebook group, you can request an invite here.
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