The house of Fabergé is a jewelry firm founded in 1842 in imperial Russia, producing Fabergé eggs for the Russian tsars. Most are miniatures and usually made of precious metals or stones, decorated with enamel or gem stones.
Age Range: 7 to 12
Grade Range: 1 to 6
Skill Level: Moderate
Appropriate for These Special Events:
Every Day and Rainy Days
Supports Subject Area(s) of:
Language Arts – e.g. step by step instructions
Time Needed for Project:
1 hour plus drying time
- STYROFOAM™ Brand Foam eggs- 3 ½” x 4 7/8”
- Metallic Tissue paper
- Elmer’s® White School Glue
- Cardstock scrap
- Sequin pins
- Sequins- turquoise, red, yellow
- Acrylic stones in clear
- Charms of choice
- 5” of plastic coated wire
- Foam brush
- Serrated plastic knife, large spoon
- Wood Skewer
- Disposable cup or bowl
- Optional: Elmer’s® Galactic Glue™ Blue, or 3D™ Washable Paint Pens – glitter colors
- Cut egg in half with serrated plastic knife. Use spoon to scoop out center of each half of egg approximately ½” from edges of egg.
- Tear tissue into small, irregular pieces. Place egg halves on skewer. Dilute glue with water in a 2:1 ratio. Use foam brush and mixture to cover egg halves with tissue paper. Start from the scooped out centers of egg and work to the outside of halves. Place skewer ends into a Styrofoam scrap to dry.
- Cut a 1” x 2 1/4” strip of cardstock. Glue cardstock strip to egg halves to hinge together and secure with sequin pins
- Decorate outside of egg with clear acrylic rhinestones and sequins. Thread sequins onto pins and place a small amount of glue on ends of pins before inserting into Styrofoam. Glue flat backed acrylic stones to egg as shown.
- Bend wire in half and thread on charm so that in dangles on center of wire. Place glue on ends of wire and insert into hinged opening of top halve of egg.
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