1) An old bent fork, throw it away…
2) …but wait, it’s an egg cup holder.
3) It makes your eggs even sunnier!
So here’s my latest upcycling craft project, a simple, yet attractive egg cup made from a recycled fork. I got the idea after coming across a coat hanger made from a bent fork – I immediately wondered if something more intricate (but still useful) could be made from bending a fork, this was the result.
In many regards it’s a very simple thing to make, however, I really struggled with the fork I had chosen – it was like trying to bend an iron bar! I’d suggest choosing a fork that is not too thick.
I have provided a hand-drawn tutorial below, use it as a guide, if you have a well stocked workshop you may well find a better way to bend the fork. The most important thing is the shape of the base, you don’t want an egg holder prone to tipping over – if you follow the plan I have provided you should be all right.
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Please note: The ideal fork will have long tines (able to cradle an egg) and a handle long enough to form a stable base.
1) Collectable instructions – they are useful and they look good
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If you’d like to make an accompanying crocodile style toast rack from a paper takeaway cup, check out the “Snappy toast rack” project in my new book.
It’s full of detailed (but fun) instructions, and “pro-dad” tips – find out more in this post, or watch the video below: