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How to make washi eggs by The-Cute-Storm How to make washi eggs by The-Cute-Storm
This is a tutorial to show how to make washi paper covered eggs. It isn't hard to learn, and it is a fun craft! The results look impressive.

Let me know if some thing doesn't make sense. :)
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:iconrpcocmaker:
rpcocmaker Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2014   Artist
this is neat craft ideal.
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LadyNezumi Featured By Owner May 29, 2014
That is neat!! I like to hollow out and paint eggs, Now I have another way to make the eggs look cool! Thank you for sharing!
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Kyra-Usagi Featured By Owner May 15, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wouldnt they go bad?
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Magical525 Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Hiya,

I featured your tutorial in my Artisan Crafts Feature: Eggs :D
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SakuraDusk101 Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
0.0 whats the huge egg an orstich one?
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:iconthe-cute-storm:
The-Cute-Storm Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012
Its an emu egg, not quite as large as an ostrich, and they are a dark green color! :)
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SakuraDusk101 Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
where did you get an emu egg?
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:iconthe-cute-storm:
The-Cute-Storm Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012
An emu farm use to vend at the Oregon state fair, and they sold eggs (sans innards...they drained them).
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SakuraDusk101 Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
hmm cool you dont really find stuff like that in new york city
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agataylor Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Is washi paper the same paper used for origami? I've never heard of it until now.
Do you think this could be done using one sized wrapping paper as well?
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The-Cute-Storm Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012
Some (but not all) origami papers are the same as washi. its thicker and the back of the paper feels a little rough, where some origami papers are quite thin, smooth and easily water logged.

They can be done with any paper that doesn't bleed colors when wet, but the thinner and smoother the paper is, the more difficult it will be (washi works well because of its texture and thickness, it absorbs moisture without becoming flimsy or easily wrinkled).
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dangomelans Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
so cute! thank you!
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Otonashi-girl-08 Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2012
now, stupid question. I'm kind of clumsy, so would a wooden egg work just as well with this? And, also, does it *have* to be washi paper, or can you use other types of paper?
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The-Cute-Storm Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012
Wood eggs would be easier because the wood would suck up some of the glue and the paper grab onto the egg.

Any paper works as long as it doesn't bleed colors when wet. Thin or slick papers are more difficult than thicker papers with some texture.
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xcandiedoll Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2012  Student General Artist
Kyaa~ We will be having a hands on on this one tomorrow and this tutorial really helped me a lot! Thank you so much for this awesome informative tutorial! xD
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derrydown Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2012
This is really nice! I was looking for a new idea for egg craft, and this is it! Off I go to get some washi paper!
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EiceBleu Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
You should try making Cascarones! I make them twice a year (Easter and my daughter's birthday) and I fill them with tiny prizes and confetti!
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machiecco Featured By Owner May 30, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
cute!
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broomstick88 Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
today i successfully blew out my first egg since i was five years old. thanks for bringing back family memories for me. my gram used to do this with me every year before easter and then she stopped. now i can teach this to my husband and someday our children. thank you
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Sweet2Spicy Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2011
Awesome!!
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Gypsiwoman Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
I really like this tutorial. As a project it is easy enough to do with any population from young children to senior citizens but the results are impressive enough to please even a well seasoned crafter. I'm going to try this out on my senior citizens crafting group. Thanks.

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AGirlAndHerWolf Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
This is a fun looking project with clear pictures, though the instructions have spelling errors and the such here and there it is still very easy to understand! I will be trying this project!
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Rocketgirl97 Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
pretty
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Cofie Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
So spiffy! :D

The yare also beautiful! Nice choice of paper!
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Devilchild93 Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2011
Wow, what is the big egg?
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InnovativeArtography Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2010
wonderful!
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The-Cute-Storm Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2010
Thank you! :D
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cloudbunny786 Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2010
where did you get that large egg from???
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The-Cute-Storm Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2010
Oddly, I bought it at the Oregon State Fair. An emu farm had a sales stand, and I bought two (pre-emptied) emu eggs from them. I still have an un-used one some where (no clue where though!).

The cool part it emu eggs are a dark green color! They are also really thick, my boyfriend has knocked that puppy off the shelf and so far it has survived!

You can buy them online too, they run around $10 each. Since they are natural, the shape and texture varies a lot, so uglier eggs tend to be a few bucks cheaper, and the prettiest ones go for a little more.
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cloudbunny786 Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2011
Cool! Emu's huh! Who new? So that's cool! I might try! Thanks for the help!
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jukeylynn Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2010
Awesome tutorial. I am very visual and this seems like a lot of fun.
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HabsWoodstock Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2010
Waouw! Thank you so much for this tutorial!
It's great!
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tobilovecheesecake Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2010
this looks sooo fun!!!! I'll have to try it some time~
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miacat9 Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2009
opps i added to origami i guess it could be a little xD
so pretty it would make a great cristmas gift~
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The-Cute-Storm Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2009
Thank you! :hug:
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miacat9 Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2009
np :)
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crazed-fangirl Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
This looks fun to try, thank you! ^_^

My mother-in-law collects eggs and egg-shaped things (like little gemstones cut and polished into perfect egg shapes). I think she would love some washi eggs!
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kushina2020 Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2009
Where in the world did you get that big egg in the top right sitting on the wooden thingy!!!!!!
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The-Cute-Storm Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2009
Its an emu egg. I got it at the Oregon State Fair years ago from an emu ranch that was vending there. It was already drained out, which is good because my dremel tool couldn't cut it >.<

Also the wood thing is a sake cup :)
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linkgo Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2009  Student Artist
i try it it was litter hard but i did it
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maroonmoon64 Featured By Owner May 27, 2009
awesome! I should do this for a summer project
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The-Cute-Storm Featured By Owner May 28, 2009
:D Post a picture if you do! I would love to see!
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xiezijun Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2009
I see that you used nori glue. Would any white glue work though? (Like tacky glue) I tried tacky glue on wrapping paper, and it turned out really wrinkly and stiff.
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The-Cute-Storm Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2009
I haven't tried it, but I expect tacky glue would work. It might actually be that your paper choice is a bit too thin or you have a bit too much glue on it. I would start by trying to work with less glue, and perhaps thicker paper if you have it. Hope it helps!

Also, if you decide the glue must be the problem, Ben Franklin Crafts seems to be clearing it out currently: [link]
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Blitzergeldert Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2008  Student General Artist
D: wow I will try to make some of these eggs.
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The-Cute-Storm Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2008
Woot! Be sure and post your results! I'd love to see! :D
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Blitzergeldert Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2008  Student General Artist
Kay x3
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aleckzandurh Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2008
ooh looks fun. what is washi paper though? O.o
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The-Cute-Storm Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2008
If you have done origami, it is the same as the thicker, rougher feeling origami paper; and it typically has kimono looking prints on it (like the eggs shown at the bottom).

If you can't find washi, just regular patterned paper (like scrap book paper) can be subbed in, but because it is smooth instead of thick and textured it makes it a lot trickier since the glue has less surface to sink in and cling to :)
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aleckzandurh Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2008
OOHHHH koo. yeah ive done origami. thanks :D
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