Ornamental Eggs. The ornamental eggs, made and sold by the German peasantry, are manufactured as follows: - Take any large egg, and after puncturing each end, blow out the contents, until the interior is quite clean. Then take some rushes, and splitting open their green bark, extract the pith by running the thumb-nail along the rush ; a little practice will be required. Paste circular, or sexa-gonal, octagonal, or oval pieces of coloured silk, velvet, or paper, upon different parts of the egg, and then work the pith of the rushes around these, in any fanciful design. All that is required to make the pith adhere, is a little gum, or thin paste. The eggs look very pretty and 9upply neat household ornaments. Boxes, etc, may be covered in the same way.

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