egg monster
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Egg Monster

Author: Amanda Formaro

Supplies

Supplies:

  • Americana Sour Apple
  • Americana Cherry Red
  • Americana Purple Wave
  • Americana Black
  • Americana White
  • Duraclear Matte Varnish
  • Styrofoam egg 2 5/16” x 3 1/16”
  • 2 1- inch Styrofoam balls
  • 1 orange skinny chenille stem
  • 8 " length of orange yarn

Tools:

  • Flat paintbrush
  • Liner paintbrush
  • Empty egg carton for stand
  • 2 to othpicks
  • Scissors
  • White craft glue
  • Black marker

Instructions

  • Cut two 1-inch Styrofoam balls in half. Save one of the halves for another project, you will need three halves for your monster.
  • Paint the egg and all three ball-halves with Magikote. A total of three coats is ideal.
  • When completely dry, sand the Styrofoam pieces lightly to smooth out the Magikote. Dust off with a soft brush.
  • Paint the egg with two coats of Americana Cherry Red.
  • Paint two of the ball-halves with Americana Black.
  • Paint the third ball half with Americana White. When dry, use a flat paintbrush and Americana Sour Apple to paint a circle onto the white ball to create the iris. When dry, use the handle end of your paintbrush dipped in Americana Black to add the pupil.
  • Use the handle end of a paintbrush dipped in Americana Purple Wave to add polka dots to the red egg.
  • Use a flat paintbrush with Americana White to add the fangs and a liner with Americana Black to add the mouth.
  • Use a black marker to draw on the eyebrow.
  • Cut a toothpick in half. Line up the black feet with the bottom of the red egg. Poke a toothpick into the bottom of the red egg where you want the feet to go. Insert the toothpick almost all the way in, then remove it. Insert the pointed end of the toothpick into the round side of the black foot. Add some white craft glue to the toothpick at the base of the foot then insert the toothpick into the hole you created in the red egg. Repeat for the other foot.
  • Cut second toothpick in half (you only need one half) and repeat the process for the eye that you did for the feet.
  • Add a coat of Duraclear Matte Varnish to the entire monster.
  • Cut the orange skinny chenille stem into four equal pieces. Insert two into each side of the monster and bend into arms.
  • Cut orange yarn into 4 pieces approximately 2" in length. Use the extra toothpick half to poke a hole in the top of the monster’s head. Add a dot of glue to the hole, then place the yarn over the hole at the halfway point. Using the toothpick, push the center of the yarn into the hole. This will cause the yarn to double and stand up. Repeat for the other pieces.

Notes

Use an empty cardboard egg carton placed upside down to hold your Styrofoam pieces as they dry. Be sure to plan ahead for this project. Magikote require 2-3 hours dry time between coats.