Book Craft: Humpty Dumpty Egg-Splodes – Egg-ceptional Blown Egg Humpty

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Eliana Drawing Humpty on a Blown Egg

Eliana Drawing Humpty on a Blown Egg

Humpty Dumpty Egg-Splodes – Blown Egg Humpty
This is a great book by author and illustrator, Kevin O’Malley. Kevin has a wonderful sense of humor (in person and in books). The story begins with a man telling a story… Humpty Dumpty is ginormous and he’s on a rampage. This book is a uproarious romp through Nursery Land with spoofs of nearly every nursery rhyme you can think of. And the end is the stuff made of legends. A great book for boys but equally fun for girls too. Incidentally, Kevin O’Malley won the 2008 Louisiana Young Readers Choice Awards for his book, Once Upon a Motorcycle Dude.

Raw egg at room temperature
Pin or Sewing Needle
Ultra-thin permanent marker
Colored markers
1X5″ strip of construction paper

With a pin or sewing needle poke a hole at each end of the egg. Over the sink or a bowl, blow into one side of the egg. The egg’s insides will emerge out of the other end. Rinse thoroughly then dry in the microwave for 10-15 seconds or bake in an oven for 15 minutes at 275 degrees. The heat will sterilize the egg and harden it further. With a pencil, draw Humpty’s face on the egg. Humpty’s expressions in the book are fun and easy to copy. Next, trace over the pencil with a permanent marker. Color the egg with colored markers. Take the strip of construction paper and tape it into a circle, creating a base for the egg to sit on. We used two eggs (Eliana did one and I did one) and didn’t even waste an egg! This was an egg-citing, egg-ceptional craft!

Egg-ceptional Humpty Dumpty X 2 (Eliana's is on the right)

Egg-ceptional Humpty Dumpty X 2 (Eliana's is on the right)

Until next time…

Warmly, Dianne