We’ve been getting more eggs than we know what to do lately. Most are ending up in the coop, but there’s always a few hens that think they have better ideas. We decided to try to sell some of the surplus by making an “Eggs for Sale” sign and hanging it next to the road.
We used boards from a sturdy pallet, which my son tore apart from me. First, we painted it with white paint. Then, we designed the sign on the computer and used a printout of the lettering plus carbon transfer paper to transfer the letters to the sign. After we had transferred the letters, we went over the letters with permanent marker.
My 8-year-old helped a lot with the lettering. She kept saying, “I can’t believe you trust me. I hardly trust myself.” The sign is double-sided, so I really appreciated her help.
I also painted some eggs with acrylic paint on one of the boards. I used a printout of an egg to get the shape right. The spider and the web were done with permanent marker, and I also used a template for those.
After the letters and the eggs were dry, we sprayed clear enamel spray over it all. If you do this, spray several light coats to start with, since the enamel spray tends to dissolve the permanent marker. I did three or four light coats.
Here’s what the finished “Eggs for Sale” sign looks like. My husband added eye screws to connect the boards, and we hung it with short lengths of chain from a branch.
My daughter insisted on the “Some Eggs!” idea, once I mentioned it. I’m not sure how many will understand the Charlotte’s Web reference, but for those who do, I think it will put a smile on their face.