How to Make a Faux Panoramic Sugar Egg

How to Make a Faux Panoramic Sugar Egg

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.

Sugar Egg Decor for Easter

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.

FTC Disclosure – I was compensated for this post. This post also contains affiliate links and I will be compensated if you make a purchase after clicking on my links.

Most of the supplies were purchased from the Dollar Tree.

Let’s Get Creating

Supplies

Painting the Ceramic Kits

Ceramic kits
Ceramic Kits

I bought these cute kits at the Dollar Tree. They will be used as part of the inside of the view egg.

The Rabbit

Painting the bunny white
Painting the bunny white

I painted the rabbit white.

Painting the eyes and ears
Painting the eyes and ears nose

I painted the eyes blue with the ears and nose pink.

Painting the paws
Painting the paws

Then I painted the paws and mouth black.

Finishing the bunny
Finishing the bunny

I outlined the eye with black and dotted the eye with white. Cut the wire off the top.

The Egg

Painting the egg yellow
Painting the egg yellow

I chose to paint the egg yellow. It will show up better among the purple flowers I’m using.

Painting polk a dots
Painting polk a dots

Then I added white polka dots.

Writing text
Writing text

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

Completed ceramic kits
Completed ceramic kits

Working on the egg

Measure 2" on top of the egg
Measure 2″ on top of 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" out from edge for the bottom cut
Measure 1″ out from edge for the bottom cut.

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.

Both the top and bottom painted.
Both the top and bottom painted.

Paint the inside of the top and the outside of both bottom and top of the egg.

Mod Podge and sprinkle with clear glitter
Mod podge and sprinkle with clear glitter

Paint Mod Podge on the outside.

Sprinkle the wet mod podge with clear glitter
Sprinkle the wet mod podge with clear glitter

Then sprinkle with clear glitter.

Clear glitter makes it look sugar like
Clear glitter makes it look like sugar

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

Cardboard
Cardboard

Trace the outside of the bottom of the jumbo egg and subtract 1/4″ from the edge.

Cut out cardboard
Cut out cardboard

Cut out the cardboard piece.

Add some stuffing
Add some stuffing

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.

Ceramic bunny and egg placement
Ceramic Bunny and egg placement

Figure out the placement of the inside items.

Gluing flowers to the cardboard
Gluing flowers to the cardboard

Start gluing the flowers to the cardboard. Then glue the ceramic pieces in place.

Inside completed
Inside Completed

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

Preparing to enclose the egg
Preparing to enclose the egg

Here are the two pieces of the egg ready to put together.

Close the egg
Close the egg

Carefully close the egg making sure everything is inside.

Glue the egg closed
Glue the egg closed

Hot glue the egg closed from the outside.

Glue ruffle around side seam
Glue ruffle around side seam

Hot glue the ruffle trim to the outside seam of the egg.

Completed side view
Side view of glued ruffle

This is what the ruffle should look like once glued to the outside seam.

Glue ruffle around opening
Glue ruffle around opening

Hot glue the ruffle trim to the outside of the viewing hole.

Glue flowers to top
Glue flowers to top

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

Completed sugar egg
Completed sugar egg

Side view of the completed egg. Double-sided ribbon lace looks close to the frosting decoration on the sugar versions.

Completed Front View
Completed Front View

Front view of the egg. Look through the hole for a surprise Easter scene.

Completed Top View
Completed Top View

Top view of the egg.

View of the inside of the egg through the hole.
View of the inside of the egg through the hole.

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.

If you like me, please Pin me!

How to make a Faux Sugar View Egg.

 

Here is a printable PDF

How to Make a Faux Panoramic Sugar Egg



Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.