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How to Make a Diorama in an egg

This is a fun little project where you can make a tiny diorama scene inside an egg. You just need a few basic supplies. I make a chicken yard scene but for something like this you are only limited by your imagination. You can make just about any scene you can imagine.

I also have a video tutorial for this project at the bottom of the page.


A diorama inside an egg


Materials Needed:

  • These materials are if you are going to make this scene inside. If you are doing a different scene then you would use other materials!
  • 1 Jumbo Brown egg
  • Mod Podge to seal the egg
  • paint brush and x-acto knife
  • A piece of foam to shape the ground
  • A bit of wire to make the fence
  • Some green grass texture material
  • Brown, green, blue paint
  • Chicken and chicken lady miniature figures (on amazon here: HO Scale Woman w/8 Chickens )


Let's cut a hole in the egg

This can be a bit of a tricky thing and I tried several methods. The easiest and most effective way was to use a dremel tool with a cutoff wheel. If you don't have a dremel you can still do it with an x-acto knife and masking tape.

Seal the egg with something

Use a jumbo brown egg for this project. The bigger the egg the better and I think that brown eggs have thicker shells. Coat it in some kind of sealant before you start working on it. This will give it strength. I used Mod Podge.


Mark the egg

Mark out the opening you want in your egg. You can use pencil or marker.


Dremel it

To cut the hole in the egg you have some options. A dremel with a cut off tool is the best and easiest. But if you don't have a dremel tool here are some other options.


mask with tape

You can apply masking tape to the egg then cut it. The tape will help minimize unwanted cracking of the egg.


Cut the egg

Or you can go ahead and just cut the egg with a sharp knife. This is a bit tricky and it will take a little practice and a few eggs but you can do it this way. You also might want to leave the opening a bit ragged. It has a good look.


Seal the inside of the egg

Wash the inside of the egg with warm water, dry it then seal the inside with mod podge or your sealant of choice. We are now ready to start building the diorama inside.


NextOkay The egg is prepped and ready to go. Let's start building the diorama scene inside

Make a dragon egg diorama

Dragon egg diorama

Yup, we made a diorama inside a regular egg. But how about making one inside a dragon egg? Complete with castle being sieged. I show you how and how to make the egg too. Make a Diorama inside a dragon egg.


Watch the Video Tutorial Here


Make a Diorama inside a Geode A Geode is a rock that is hollow inside. I show you how to make the hollow rock then how to put a little diorama inside it. I create a scene from the animated film "Tangled" It is Rapunzel's Tower. Make a Diorama inside a geode




HO Scale Woman w/8 Chickens



Will's Book on Diorama Making

Will's Book

How to Make Fantasy and Medieval Dioramas

This books shows you how to make fantasy and medieval dioramas using many commonly available tools and materials. There are over 100 pictures and illustrations showing you how to make great dioramas in fantasy and medieval styles. Chapters include basics, water effects, terrain tips and special effects like electricity and small motors. Tutorials include how to use foam, plaster of paris and paper mache to make great looking dioramas.