How do I Make a Fake Ostrich Egg?

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How do I Make a Fake Ostrich Egg?
Use a jumbo-size plastic egg, which is close to the size of an ostrich egg. (football Easter egg image by Kathy Burns from

African hunter gatherers etched geometric shapes onto the faces of ostrich eggs as long ago as 60,000 years ago. Today, ostrich eggs are still coveted as decorative items and curios. At up to £13 an egg or more, however, decorating with ostrich eggs can be a costly endeavour. Create your own DIY fake ostrich eggs for less than a dollar apiece by mimicking the ostrich egg's creamy, shiny white colour and large shape.

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Things you need

  • Jumbo plastic "Easter" egg, 4 to 5 inches in diameter
  • Newspaper
  • Cream-colour matt spray paint

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  1. 1

    Open your plastic egg by pulling it apart at either end; two pieces, top and bottom, are now before you.

  2. 2

    Spread out your newspaper across your work surface and place your egg halves on the work surface, open sides facing down.

  3. 3

    Spray a thin, even coat of cream coloured spray paint over the egg halves. Allow the coat of spray paint to dry before adding a second and third coat.

  4. 4

    Reattach the egg halves after your paint has completely dried. Place your faux ostrich egg in a decorative bowl or curio jar.

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