OK Miss Prissy and a few others are doing beautiful eggs for the tree. I am a copy cat. (remember the sincerest form of flattery?) So I blew out the first eggs of my life, (46) and washed, dried and microwaved. I then put them on skewer sticks and stuck it in styrofoam (as my idol instucted) and painted them. A beautiful copper by the way. I thought I would put them out in the sun to dry. (good idea huh?) Nope! Those silly girls! They walked thru to the front yard and commenced to pecking and pecking the styrofoam base. I heard a strange bunch of noises coming from out front. I looked through the blind and there were my beautiful eggs bouncing all over the planter! All the while, these crazy rogue hens were pecking away at the styrofoam. I think the eggs are all right, but that could have made me a crazy person! I guess they will dry indoors!