DIY Harry Potter Series – Triwizard Golden Egg

This post is an easy DIY to make the golden egg used as a prize in the first task at the Triwizard Tournament.

What you need:

  1. Golden easter egg (available at any craft store; easier to find in the months close to easter)
  2. An old egg carton laying around
  3. Acrylic Paints: Metallic Gold, Dark Espresso for detailing (or dark brown fine tip marker)
  4. Hot Glue
  5. Scissors and Pencil
  6. Thin and Thick brushes

What you do:

  1. I purchased a box of golden eggs from Michaels for a dollar (since it’s pre-easter time, everything is on sale).IMG_2207
  2. Cut one egg cup from the carton; trim it so you have a perfect, circular cup (be careful and do not poke yourselves).
  3. Make 5 slits from the ends to the center of the cup.                                                                           IMG_2201
  4. Fold outward to form a flower like shape and trim the thickness of each petal to form a skinny triangle. Use a pencil to measure the length and thickness so all triangles are uniform.IMG_2210
  5. Paint the entire cut out with metallic gold paint and let dry for 30 mins (if the egg doesn’t match, paint the egg the same gold as the cutout).                                                                                                          IMG_2221
  6. Fold the petals inward. Add hot glue to the center of the cutout and stick it to the top of the egg. Hold firmly for a few seconds till attached.                                                                IMG_2227
  7. Add hot glue to the petals and stick them to the egg. Paint over the visible hot glue with gold paint and let dry for 30 mins.
  8. Search on Google for ‘Harry Potter Golden Egg’ (Link: Golden Egg Details) to find the details to draw on the egg. Use a brown marker or paint to put in the details and let dry.
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