Ostrich eggs are perfect for crafts because of their size (about the size of a cantaloupe) and their shells, which are thick and resemble porcelain. You can purchase these eggs and blow them out yourself or buy them blown out and ready to go. The ostrich egg shell can be painted or engraved and set up as a beautiful work of art. The following will help you locate ostrich eggs for crafts projects.
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Look to see at your local farmer's market to see if ostrich eggs may be purchased there. You can locate the farmer's market coordinator's phone number off the farmer's market's website if they have one and give him or her a call to see if any booths are signed up to sell these eggs. You may even find some already blown out and ready to use for crafting projects.
Visit an ostrich farm directly to see if you can purchase these eggs from a local farmer.
Purchase your ostrich eggs online from specialty websites. There are several sites you can purchase these eggs from ostrich farmers around the country and even around the world. You can purchase fresh eggs or blown out eggs from these sites depending upon the website.
Review online auction websites. You can find ostrich eggs listed on eBay and some are even sold as empty eggs.
Ask egg artists who sell their works of art at local crafts shows where they purchase their eggs. You can receive a wealth of information from those who are currently making these beautifully-crafted egg masterpieces.
Tips and warnings
- You can carve an ostrich egg, however it is hard to do and actually wears out your drills rapidly.
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