Make a Dragon Egg Diorama
Don't have a dragon egg? Or don't want to make one? I have a cute little tutorial where you make a diorama inside a regular old chicken egg. Check it out here: Make a diorama inside an egg.
Thinking about making a project like this? A web visitor has done it (Shelby) And it came out spectacular! Check out lots of pictures and information on how Shelby made this project right here: Shelby's Eragon Dragon Egg Diorama
Materials and Tools Needed for this project:
Let's Begin! Start out with some foam. Most types of carvable foam will do. Draw out your egg to the size and shape that you want. This egg is approximately seven inches tall and six inches wide.
The point for us here is that we want to get a cube of foam that is the size of our egg. I glued together three layers of foam sheet. Each layer is two inches thick so we have a six inch thick cube. And it is seven inches in height.
Carve away at the foam using any variety of tools including a saw, knife or hot wire foam cutter. And as you carve the lines you drew will disappear. You can just keep redrawing those lines.
Finish off the shape of the egg with a rasp and or sandpaper.
Now mark off and cut out a window in the egg. This is where all the scenery will go. This one goes about two inches deep into the egg.
Ok! The egg is done. Now let's make all the scenery that goes inside
Will's Book on Diorama Making
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.
How about making a Plaster of Paris egg? A web visitor submitted this terrific technique for making them. Make a Plaster of Paris dragon egg.
Make a Dragon Skin Mug
Want to drink your mead out of something very medieval? How about making your mug out of dragon skin? Well, it's not real dragon skin but it looks like it! Make a Dragon Skin Mug
Will's Big Diorama Projects
Types of Dioramas to Make
*Short Diorama Tutorials*
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