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Items needed:

  1. Large Egg ( I purchased mine from Hobby Lobby)
  2. Spray Paint
  3. Brown Sandwich Bags
  4. Cutting Mat
  5. Craft Pen Knife (I suggest one with a rubber handle)
  6. Metal ruler
  7. Spray adhesive
  8. Fine white glitter

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I already had these large, nesting Easter eggs.  I separated them, and placed them in a box some with some shipping paper underneath to hold them up.  Next, I painted a primer coat in white because they were so bright.  You may not need to do this.  Then, I painted them with gold spray paint,  because most dragons eggs are gold, right? I sprayed the eggs with adhesive spray, then use a fine glitter to add iridescense to the egg.  I love this Martha Stewart fine glitter.  A little goes a long way, but the glitter is so fine that it creates an irradecent, mystical (I know, right?) feel to anything you sprinkle it on.

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I used a cutting mat, metal ruler and a pen knife to cut the sandwich bags into long strips and placed them in a bag.  I cut a piece cardboard to the size of the diansaur egg to use as the nest base.  Next, I put the base along with the strips in a box to start building the dragon nest.  I placed some of the shreds at the bottom of the box, and used the spray adhesive to hold them together.  I added a little at a time, shifting the strips until it took the form of a nest.  I attached the diansaur egg with spray adhesive. Once it was the shape I wanted, I sprayed a little more adhesive and sprinkled with the fine glitter.

Bam! Diansaur egg center piece.  It looks great at night with a few flameless candles surrounding the nest.

 

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