Kids Craft: String Eggs

Leanne is one of our resident DIY experts! She is the owner and operator of Whimsical Boutique, and an all around Martha Stewart!  I knew she would come up with a perfect easter craft for you all, so here it is! 

Easter String Eggs

by Leanne Baker of Whimsical Boutique 

When Whitney J.  approached me about doing a kid friendly Easter craft for The Snap Mom, I knew exactly what I wanted to make. I had been seeing fun DIY Easter eggs floating around Pinterest land and the internet for some time now and have always wanted to try to make them.

First, your cast of characters:

  • String or yarn (I bought mine from a local church thrift shop for $.50!)
  • Non-toxic school glue
  • Glass bowls
  • Balloons or punch balloon would work great too! ($1 store)
  • A cheap tablecloth or something to protect your work surface
  • Silly, super cute helpers 🙂

1st StringEggssmall

Now let’s get started. First, you want to blow up a balloon (a punch ball would be perfect if you want to use it as a larger basket for Easter). After setting the balloon aside, coat your string or yarn completely in glue. Make sure it gets down through all the threads. You want to try to keep the string raveled at this point as the strings can become easily tangled otherwise.

StringEggssmall

*Tip- make sure you know where the starting point of your string is before coating in glue. It will be a messy hunt for it if you don’t do that ahead of time. Don’t ask me how I know that!

After coating your string in glue, it is time to start wrapping your balloon. Just go around and around in as many different ways as possible.  Kids LOVE this part!

6th StringEggssmall

You will want to keep going until the balloon looks something like this:

5 th StringEggssmall

After thoroughly wrapping your balloon, you will want to hang it up to dry. We hung ours up in the afternoon and by morning they were ready for the next step.

4th to last StringEggssmall

Next you will want to cut a hole in the side of your newly hardened egg. Take some sharp scissors and cut a hole in the side of the egg in the size you want.

3rd to last StringEggssmall

 

Next you will pull the inside balloon lining out of the egg unless you like the two tone color. I thought it looked kind of fun this way but no, he wanted the orange to go so:

2nd to last StringEggssmall

Just repeat with as many eggs as you want to make. It is more fun when you have some silly helpers for this project:

last StringEggssmall

Have fun! – Leanne

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