Let’s face it: we’ve all daydreamed about owning our own dragon. The scene in which Eragon finds Saphira’s egg inspired many of us to long for our own dragon egg discovery adventure.
Thanks to an incredible and easy dragon egg art project, you can now create your own! You choose the size and color and you bring your very own dragon egg to life. The best part: you can create your dragon egg for less than $10 in supplies! It will make a great week night or weekend project and your dragon egg will make a great companion for your Inheritance Cycle books! And who knows, maybe it’ll hatch…
The below images and their captions will outline all of the supplies you will need for the project in addition to each step you’ll want to follow as you bring your dragon egg to life! You can find all of the required crafting items at a local craft store such as Michael’s or Jo-Ann Fabrics:
Getting started is as easy as unwrapping your supplies, setting up a work station, and placing your first batch of thumbtacks into the box you’ve found! We’ve put together a step-by-step photo series with captions explaining exactly what you’ll need to do in each process.
Note: Something we didn’t do that you may want to consider doing – paint your styrofoam egg your base color (in our case, dark green) so that any part of the egg that peeks through the tacks won’t stand out. You don’t have to get the styrofoam painted perfectly, just enough to look green.
The hardest part of creating your dragon egg art will be waiting for the thumbtacks to dry. After you’ve followed the above steps, you’ll have a completed (and fairly heavy!) dragon egg. It’s unbelievable how realistic these dragon eggs can look, especially when you vary the scale colors for “accents”. Metallic paints give the dragon egg the same glimmer you’d expect to see from the dragon eggs found across Alagaesia.
If green isn’t the dragon egg color of your choice (Firnen would be sad!), there are many more options. In the below photos, you can see just how interesting metallic blue, purple, and teal scales can look while combined into one egg! Fooling with more colors, such as a reds and maroons, grey and black, gold, and more can result in even more unique dragon eggs!