DIY Dragon Egg Tutorial


The girl has lately become really interested in dragons. We picked up the book Dragonology rather at random at the library. It’s written like an early 20th century guide book to dragons, and it’s really cool.

She decided she needed her own copy, and, later, that she needed a dragon hunting kit like the one described in the book. DIY Dragon egg tutorial

I decided to combine the kit with a dragon egg hunt for Easter, but these eggs would be great for Game of Thrones or Harry Potter parties, as a prop for fantasy role playing games or just to hunt any time.

I learned this technique from a dragon egg tutorial video that I actually can’t find, though there are lots of them on YouTube that do it this same way.

What You’ll Need

  • Styrofoam eggs
  • Flat thumbtacks (lots and LOTS of thumbtacks)
  • Paint
  • Viva Decor Inka-Gold metal gloss paint (optional)

What You’ll Do egg tacks dragon egg

Stick thumbtacks into the eggs, overlapping them so that they look like scales. I can’t overstate that this will take a lotย of tacks and a long time to put together. I used more than 200 tacks on each egg, and I made three eggs. painted dragon egg

Paint with color of your choice. I started with yellow, brown and teal and did a second coat of orange mixed with yellow, dark brown mixed with lighter brown and teal mixed with blue to add a little extra depth. You want to be able to see both colors. finished dragon eggs

Once dry, use your fingers to add a little gold paint for extra dimension and fun.

Dragon Egg Scavenger Hunt dragon egg hunt

I hid the dragon eggs and made it a scavenger hunt with simple clues. She collected the eggs for the dragon, who rewarded her with a dragon hunting kit. dragon egg hunting

The kit was in a burlap bag and included old maps (thanks, Laurie!), a magnifying glass, a leather journal, pen, pencil and her camera. I added a copy of How to Train Your Dragon just for fun. We read it already and it’s pretty cute.

This is a simple though rather time-consuming craft, but it’s also pretty fun and dramatic.

Do you make geek crafts? I’d love to hear about them!

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