As much as I love to make my clay eggs, I hate blowing out real eggs so I thought I would try making paper eggs. I started out with plastic Easter eggs. My first layer was mostly just water and paper with just a little glue so it wouldn't stick too much to the inside. Then once it dried I made a second layer with less water and more glue. I did more and more layers until I got the thickness I liked. I had tried covering the outside of the egg instead of the inside, but I couldn't get it as smooth as I wanted.
Once it is all dried it really is very easy to pop them out.
You can see that they aren't super smooth, but when you cover them with clay, you can't really tell.
I joined the halves together with some paper and lots of glue. I covered the whole egg with a layer of glue, let it dry, and then it was ready to cover with clay. When I baked it, I kept my eye on it, but never had any fires.
Benefits over blown out eggs:
1. It is much easier to get an eye hook into these paper eggs too then a blown out egg.
2. They don't break as easily
3. Great way to recycle scrap paper you have lying around.