String Easter Eggs

Hey guys, it’s Kristin!  I recently made some string Easter eggs and wanted to share how I did it with you.  This is a really fun project you can do for Easter, just make sure you give yourself 2 days to do it, this is because of the drying process.  This is also a pretty messy project so make sure you’re ready for that too lol. Watch the video at the bottom.

You will need:

  • Embroidery thread
  • Water balloons
  • 1 bottle of Elmer’s glue
  • 1/2 Corn Startch
  • 1/4 cup Water
  • Pin
  • Cooking Spray
  • Bowl
  • Toothbrush (optional)

Directions:

  1. Start by blowing up your water balloons, make sure they’re not too big.  
  2. Make your glue mixture.  You will need to add 1 bottle of glue, 1/2 cup of corn startch and 1/4 cup of water.
  3. Add your embroidery thread to the glue and make sure you don’t tangle it
  4. Spray your balloons with cooking spray
  5. Begin wrapping the thread around your balloon, you’ll want to squeeze off any excess glue from the thread as you do this.  You don’t want to be symmetrical, so make sure the thread is crisscrossed all around the balloon.
  6. Once all of the thread is wrapped around the balloon, place it inside of a cup or on a egg carton so it can dry.  It’s highly recommended that you let this dry for 24 hours but if it’s hot out or it’s near a window, it will dry in 12 hours.  
  7. Once the eggs are dry, pop the balloons with a pin and then pull out the balloon.
  8. You may have some remnants of glue left behind so you’ll need to poke it or brush it off with your finger. You can also use a toothbrush to get into all the small areas.

Now that you have your eggs complete you can place them in a bowl as a center piece, weave string or yarn through the tops and make a banner or turn them into a wreath.

 

WATCH THE VIDEO:


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