1. Prepare a ½ dozen to 1 dozen eggs beforehand, in different stages to show the audience: dividing the egg, measuring out a design, the first waxing, second wax, etc.
2. Your audience will ask questions. Having display eggs you have made is valuable to answering questions, with an example in hand.
3. Have at least three eggs that are completely waxed and dyed, so that you can demonstrate taking off the wax with a cloth and candle. This breathtaking moment will speak louder than any explanation.
4. Have a display of eggs from ostrich to quail that makes for a great "hands on" and "show & tell".
5. Show & Tell eggs are a great discussion focus for children. I always include a full goose egg that is not drained, to show difference in weight.
6. Set up the work station in an organized and attractive way.
7. Include cultural items to the display to emphasize tradition and ethnicity. ·
8. Include your name and business cards to the table.
9. Prepare some take-away activity for the pre-school child traveling with their parent.
10. In an image in the slide show below, I have shells for 'Show&Tell' on display. A full goose egg, and a drained goose, an ostrich egg, emu, and a quail egg-I let kids hold the drained/and the full goose egg to see the weight difference…but I asked them to explain why they feel different? little kids love this…then I tell them they are 'so smart'! it encourages thinking.
11. Prepare a slide show in a digital frame. This photo shows a small space for the demonstration.