* Ahem *
Time to set that aside (flatten out the multi-folded bill and return it to my wallet) and start with something new. How about the goose that laid they golden egg? Do kids still know about that or even the term "good egg"? I will have to think about that before making the card that explains why this child is a good egg.
On to the project: I started by blowing out a raw egg. I used a pin to create holes in opposite ends of an egg, then expanded them by inserting a tapestry needle (much thicker in diameter) in both ends. In one end I pushed the tapestry needle in further to break up the yolk. I saved the wedge of shell that broke away, thinking I would be able to glue it back in place. That didn't work for me, but the hole needed to be that size for insertion of the money.
First I rolled the bill up tightly to insert into the egg. Uh-oh...the bill is longer than the egg!
Time to paint this. Hmmm...painting it with acrylics and a brush would probably make all the imperfections really stand out. I didn't want that! I placed the egg in my expensive paint booth (a shipping carton from Amazon) and got out my Dylusions ink sprays.
As you can see in the above photo, there is still a dimple in the end where the cash was inserted but I can live with that. The whole thing will be broken in order for the birthday boy to get his cash anyway.
This chick rates this project eggs-cellent. Gosh, I just cracked myself up!