Egg cup: One more thing you never knew you could use a fork for

Strangely, the internet is full of recycled fork projects. Well, here’s another one to add to the list - an egg cup made from a recycled fork.

It’s simple thing to make, but pick the wrong fork and it will be like trying to bend an iron bar - so choose wisely.

Egg cup made from a repurposed fork
An old bent fork, throw it away…
Egg cup made from a repurposed fork
…but wait, it’s an egg cup holder.
Egg cup made from a repurposed fork
It makes your eggs even sunnier!

How to make one

I have provided instructions below, but if you have a well stocked workshop you may 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. Good luck and enjoy the work out!

How to make a Bent Fork Egg Cup: illustrated guide
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What you’ll need

An old metal fork with long tines, a hammer, pliers and someone with strong muscles!

Step 1

Bend the fork handle into a u-shape using a claw hammer.

Step 2

Now bend the fork tines upwards (as shown).

Step 3

Continue to bend and shape the fork into a stable base. Use the pliers to bend the tines outwards.

Step 4

Now bend the two central tines apart.

Step 5

Finally, curve the tines using pliers until the egg is supported snugly.

Please note: The ideal fork will have long tines (able to cradle an egg) and a handle long enough to form a stable base.

Do your own thing

Do some Googling and you’ll find some really imaginative examples of recycled forks. Can you add some new ideas to the list?

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