Easter Crafting: DIY String Eggs [+ Video!]
Whether you fancy creating these fun yarn eggs as hanging decorations, or as an alternative way of wrapping this year’s Easter chocolate, this easy Easter crafting project is a great one to have up your sleeve! This crafty Easter egg project works great with twine, jute, yarn and embroidery thread– go loud with bright colours for something more festive, or stick with a simple jute twine for a more rustic approach. You can also add glitter, ribbons, name tags and more… the only limit is your imagination! Either way, these fabulous string eggs are a great way to keep little hands busy in the lead up to Easter.
You Will Need:
- Jute twine or embroidery thread (you’ll need around 2.5 – 3 meters for each egg)
- Water balloons
- PVA Glue
Easter Crafting Tutorial – Step by Step String Eggs:
Mix in a bowl 2 parts PVA glue and 1 part water. You may need to experiment with the mixture to get the right consistency – it needs to be sticky enough to hold the string together, but not so much that it sticks to the balloon when it dries, and collapses when you pop it.
Unravel your twine into the bowl. It’s best to do this bit by bit – if you dunk it all at once, it’s likely to get knotted. Leave for a few minutes to let the twine absorb the glue.
Blow up your water balloon. Start winding your glue-soaked twine around the balloon in a criss-cross fashion, alternating between winding across and up and down the balloon. Make sure there are no big spaces left uncovered. If you feel you need more string, soak it in the PVA mixture and repeat the process.
Leave for a few hours, or until the glue feels bone dry. If it’s damp outside you may want to leave overnight.
Now the fun bit! Make sure your balloon feels completely dry before you take a pin and pop the balloon. Once popped, take the deflated balloon out from the middle of your egg, and you’re done! You can now hang up as decoration, place in a bowl with leaves and flowers as a centerpiece or place mini chocolate eggs inside, and give as a home-made gift.
Penelope Quinn’s Top Tip:
Is your string egg collapsing when the balloon bursts? If it’s sticking to the balloon, you have used too much PVA in your mixture. If you think it’s going to do this before you pop the balloon, try taking the back end of a needle and lifting the thread off the balloon first.
If it crumbles as soon as the balloon has popped, then you need a little more glue to make the thread stick together, or leave it to dry a little longer.
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