DIY Concrete Egg Bunkers

DIY Concrete Egg Bunker

Break­fast can be a haz­ardous affair when you’ve got kids. These DIY Con­crete Egg Bunkers from our newest con­trib­u­tor Sibylle of Funky­time will keep the eggs safe and sound until the kids are ready to gob­ble them up. Enjoy!

Con­crete seems to be the new mate­r­ial of choice in the craft world. Here’s a great lit­tle project to make your very own fun & funky con­crete egg bunkers. All you need is some con­crete mix and a lit­tle card­board box. And if that doesnt tickle your funky, just use them as tea light can­dle holders!

DIY Concrete Egg Bunker

Mate­ri­als

  • Con­crete mix (avail­able at your local hard­ware store)
  • An egg
  • Small card­board (for mold)
  • Veg­etable oil (to remove egg from mold)
  • Plas­tic wrap
  • Acrylic paint
  • Paint­brush
DIY Concrete Egg Bunker

Steps

  1. Cover the small card­board box with plas­tic wrap to use as a square mold. A sil­i­cone mold will work as well, just make sure to coat the inside with oil before adding concrete.
  2. Mix the con­crete and pour it into your mold. Do not fill all the way to the top, as this will cause the con­crete to over­flow when you push in the egg. Shake the mold to get rid of any air bub­bles and to level the sur­face of the concrete.
  3. Oil the bot­tom of the egg and press it into the cen­ter of the con­crete. Place the mold on a flat sur­face and leave to set, which will take about 24 hours.
  4. After the con­crete has time to set, care­fully remove the holder from the mold and remove the egg. If you can’t remove the egg eas­ily, break it. It might be a lit­tle messy, but you’ll end up with a per­fect round shape for your egg:-)
DIY Concrete Egg Bunker

You can either paint the con­crete or leave it as is. I used acrylic flu­o­res­cent paint, paint­ing only one side to give it a pop of color.

DIY Concrete Egg Bunker DIY Concrete Egg Bunker

Happy craft­ing!