Friday, April 22, 2011

green eggs

(no, not Sam I Am's green eggs)


these are the green kind, as in:

"reduce"


"recycle"


"re-use"


I made these "green eggs"
by blowing out the innards and gluing on various kinds of paper:

an old map
a page from Pride and Prejudice
a dictionary page
an old cookbook
saved wrapping paper
and
security envelopes
:)

Happy Earthday
Happy Easter

p.s. here's a good how-to that I found:
Martha Stewart "Elegant Eggs"
it's basically identical to the way I made mine


22 comments:

rebeca trevino said...

FABULOUS!
I could have these eggs every day of the year!

rebeca trevino said...

ps: can you tell me how you cut the paper strips? (i noticed they are wider in the middle and narrow-er on the ends)

Through My Eyes said...

What a fantasitc idea, I think I will use these ideas in the classroom!

ooglebloops said...

The eggs are gorgeous - I do not have the patience to successfully get the yolk out of eggs!!! I used to color my cockatiel's eggs-the yoks are so tiny they just dry up. The colored eggs so tiny and cute!!!

Yous are very art-full!!! Happy Easter to you and your family!

Threads of Inspiration said...

These are really beautiful! I wish I had time to make some before Sunday, but I don't. Glad I get to enjoy yours.

eli said...

I love your R-R-R eggs! Happy Earthday!

Nancy said...

Happy Earth Day, I love your beautiful eggs!
Have a great Easter :)

Renee Howell said...

your creations ALWAYS make me smile. Heading to the grocery - gotta get those eggs!

Jill said...

These will be so fun to unpack every year! Neat.

Amy said...

i *love* doing these, but we fill them with confetti and smoosh them on each other's heads.
xx,
AMy

julie king said...

i just love these!! they are tres chic and now on my must-do list!

Elizabeth said...

My mother used to do this type of egg every year when we were children -- I'm still a dunker, though, as are my children!

T's Daily Treasures said...

Hi Kimmie, your "green" eggs turned out beautifully! Wishing you and yours a blessed Easter weekend. Tammy

Dosfishes at Sparkle Days Studios said...

Fantastic Kimmie! Not only did you RRR but you can keep for next year. Happy Easter. xox Corrine

Gayle said...

Love your eggs !! They are beautiful, all of them but especially the "envelopes. I knew you would do something great with these

girlunwinding said...

I bet you could do this with the plastic kind too, to make them a little more durable so they can last season to season. They look fantastic!
Peace~
Dawn

sukipoet said...

I think you could have your own local Martha Stewarty show. You are so clever. Happy Easter.

*jean* said...

those are great, kimmie!! i especially love the text and the map...i think my son and i will make some of those today!! thanks!

McIrish Annie said...

ingreenious! these are super!

Yvonne said...

How lovely Kimmie. These look so great!

voodoo vixen said...

These are fabbydoozy!! I would have to use plastic ones or eat a humungous omellete!! ;)

lynette said...

Enjoying these eggs and your blog and art - funny that the map one is focused on Flagstaff as that is where I am - take that to mean I should leave a comment!