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Disney Ornaments Created from Ostrich Eggs at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge

posted on December 11th, 2009 by Thomas Smith, Editorial Content Director, Disney Parks

Handmade artwork grabs my attention. Whether it’s candy canes or glass pieces on Main Street U.S.A., I’m as interested in the process as the final product. If it’s the same for you, Animal Kingdom Lodge has an activity worth noting.

This month, you can create mosaic-like ornaments out of crushed and dyed ostrich eggs. Shells are glued onto animal-shaped ornaments and hung by recycled telephone wire. Here’s a look at the process:

The unfertilized eggs used in the activity come from both Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge and Disney’s Animal Kingdom theme park. And all donations go to the Disney Worldwide Conservation Fund, which supports conservation projects throughout the world.

If you’re interesting is learning more or participating, the activity happens daily in the Jambo House lobby from 3 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. throughout the month of December.

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Jackie from WA on December 11th, 2009 at 1:17 pm

This is awesome! Way to go, Disney! I love how you’re bringing children’s education into the lodge ~ please consider doing this year round if possible!!! :)


Jonathon on December 11th, 2009 at 1:22 pm

We had our kids do this last year and they loved it. Unfortunately, the ornaments didn’t make it home in one piece. We’re taking the kids back on Tuesday for MVMCP, so I am sure we’ll find something new for them this time.