Wooden eggs are best for this project because they won’t break or spoil.
- 8 slices of day-old bread
- 1/2cup white craft glue
- Wooden, hollow, or hard-cooked eggs
- Acrylic paints
- Small brush
- Clear varnish spray
Cut the crusts off the bread slices. In a large bowl, break the bread into small pieces. Add glue a little at a time, kneading with your hands until a smooth, clay-like mixture is formed. This kneading process will take 15 to 20 minutes. When it is smooth and pliable, cover it with a damp cloth and set it aside.
Apply hand lotion to keep the clay from sticking to your hands. Shape these cute characters, or use your imagination to create originals. Allow to dry overnight, then paint with a small brush. When completely dry, spray with a clear varnish to seal.
Pinch off a piece of bread clay and flatten it into a turtle shell about 3″ x 5″ and 3/4″ thick. Press and glue an egg into the center of the clay. Shape feet and head on the turtle. Make holes for the eyes with a toothpick.
Shape duck feet from bread clay. Glue an egg on top of the feet to form the duck’s body. Shape small clay pieces into wings, head, and bill, and glue them to the egg.
Shape bread clay into bear feet. Glue an egg on top. Shape ears, head, and paws from clay and glue in place.
Shape a head, back, and tail from bread clay to resemble the dinosaur of your choice and glue it onto an egg.