Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Yarn Eggs

The kids decided we needed to get some Easter Decorations out. 

Great idea except for the fact that I am typically not a every holiday decorator ~ I tend to decorate by season.

So, we set off to make some eggs.

Here's what you need ~ yarn (from our experience the thinner  the better.), glue (I think any white glue would work), water, and balloons

1.  Blow up your balloons around 6-8 inches in diameter
2.  Mix equal parts water and glue in a disposable container (we used a paper bowl)
3.  Cut as many 3 foot strands of yarn as you want ~ the more you use the fuller your "egg" ~ We probably used around 10 or so (I never really counted ☺)

4.  Working strand by strand, dip each piece into the glue/water mixture and pull between your fingers to wipe off any extra glue.
5.  Wrap yarn around balloon.

When they are all finished lay them out on a piece of parchment paper or waxed paper to dry.

Let them dry for about 24 hours (GASP! ours only dried for 19 hours)

When they are dry, run your finger between the yarn and balloon to help release it.

Then POP the balloon

Once deflated, remove the balloon .

Voila ~ yarn eggs

See how nice the blue one turned out ~ our blue yarn was really thin!

There is a party going on! Check it out:

***Disclaimer ~ this is a fairly messy project ~ the glue was flying at our house! ***


the treat girl said...

Messy........but the kiddos had FUN!!!

Jami Nato said...

thanks for your comment on my blog! your blog is adorable...i will work my way through it. love the crafts!

Jennifer Juniper said...

I was just looking for some fun projects to do with my kiddos when we have off school tomorrow :)

Anonymous said...

Great idea!




emily said...

i LOVE this craft!!

Liz said...

Oh man! Those are adorable!!! Thanks for the idea.

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Amy @ peppertowne.com said...

Cute eggs, they remind me of silly string, I love that stuff.