So, as promised
, here's how to make your own Game of Thrones Dragon Egg with nothing but paper, glue and play-doh
There you have it: an easy to make $20 dragon egg.
Hope you all like the mini-tutorial!
Please, leave your thoughts and suggestions.
You can see an "action shot" (lol) of the egg here!
- How Heavy is it?
It weighs exactly 360 grams.
You can fill it with gesso if you want something heavier.
TIP: if you fill it only 1/4 of the way through, it'll behave like a weeble
- How fragile is it?
The papier-machê itself is OUTSTANDINGLY strong, so it depends solely on the kind of play-doh you're using.
If you want something really sturdy, you can use polymer clay or Fimo and bake it, leaving a small gap for the air inside to expand. The papier-mache will withstand the heat, don't worry.
I suggest making them out of cold porcelain (biscuit clay) though, you can find it for sale online, but here's a good and easy DIY recipe.
It behaves a lot like Fimo and doesn't need baking.
Cold porcelain is VERY resistant, so if you're making them with/for your kids this is the best choice, hands down.
- How do I make the scales?
A batch of different sized leaf shaped cookie cutters will do an excellent job. That's what I used
You can buy them online here.
No, I'm not getting any money for this. If you know a better place you can leave a comment below!)