How to Make a Faux Panoramic Sugar Egg
I’ve been feeling nostalgic for my childhood. My school friends, projects, teachers, and parties. Every Easter my grandma would give each of us kids a panoramic sugar egg. The outside of the egg is made of sugar and usually trimmed with icing. What made the sugar egg special is the inside. You look through a tiny hole in the side to see a cute scene made of candy and icing. Cute little scenes like bunnies in the grass with jelly beans.
This is not going to be an article on how to make a real sugar egg using sugar and icing. Instead, I am going to show you how to make a plastic one. This makes a great Easter decoration for many years to come.
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Most of the supplies were purchased from the Dollar Tree.
Let’s Get Creating
- Jumbo 8″ plastic egg – Dollar Tree
- Paint – Dollar Tree
- Paint brush
- Glitter (Sparkle clear)
- Hot Glue
- Hot Glue Gun
- Bunny ceramic paint kit – Dollar Tree
- Egg ceramic paint kit – Dollar Tree
- Sharp scissors or Box Knife
- Lace ruffle – JoAnn’s Fabric
- Flowers – Dollar Tree
Painting the Ceramic Kits
I bought these cute kits at the Dollar Tree. They will be used as part of the inside of the view egg.
I painted the rabbit white.
I painted the eyes blue with the ears and nose pink.
Then I painted the paws and mouth black.
I outlined the eye with black and dotted the eye with white. Cut the wire off the top.
I chose to paint the egg yellow. It will show up better among the purple flowers I’m using.
Then I added white polka dots.
Lastly, I used a Pebeo paint outliner or pen to write “Happy Easter”. Cut the wire off the top of the egg.
Completed Rabbit and Egg
Working on the egg
I bought the Jumbo egg from Dollar Tree. Measure 2″ from the center front edge to the top of the egg. I used a sharpie pen to mark where my opening will be.
Measure 1″ from the edge and mark to create the bottom of the opening.
Cut out a circle for the opening. I used a box cutter and sharp heavy scissors. This is the hardest part of the project.
Paint the inside of the top and the outside of both bottom and top of the egg.
Paint Mod Podge on the outside.
Then sprinkle with clear glitter.
Allow both top and bottom to dry. Shake off any loose glitter after dry.
While drying I moved onto working on the inside of the egg.
Working on the inside of the egg
Trace the outside of the bottom of the jumbo egg and subtract 1/4″ from the edge.
Cut out the cardboard piece.
I used basket grass from Dollar Tree to stuff the bottom of the egg under the cardboard. You can use paper towels, stuffing, pretty much anything. You just need something to stabilize the cardboard in place.
Figure out the placement of the inside items.
Start gluing the flowers to the cardboard. Then glue the ceramic pieces in place.
Glue the cardboard on top of the grass stuffing and to the inside of the egg so it doens’t move around.
Finishing the outside of the egg
Here are the two pieces of the egg ready to put together.
Carefully close the egg making sure everything is inside.
Hot glue the egg closed from the outside.
Hot glue the ruffle trim to the outside seam of the egg.
This is what the ruffle should look like once glued to the outside seam.
Hot glue the ruffle trim to the outside of the viewing hole.
Glue the flowers to the top of the view egg.I glued the flowers in a small little bunch on top.
I tried to make it as close to a real sugar egg, only larger.
Completed Sugar Egg
Side view of the completed egg. Double-sided ribbon lace looks close to the frosting decoration on the sugar versions.
Front view of the egg. Look through the hole for a surprise Easter scene.
Top view of the egg.
This is what you see when you look through the hole. A cute little bunny, an Easter egg and garden of flowers. I think the next one I make will have some small LED lights from Christmas inside.
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