Water Balloon Yarn Eggs
I have been promising the kids a chance to do some decorating and crafts for Easter. Pinterest is loaded with ideas, but so are several bloggers out there. This idea was originally brought to my attention by mom blogger Crafty Endeavor. Her instructions were as follows:
yarn, lace or embroidery floss
- Blow up the water balloons like a regular balloon. They are much smaller and make the perfect egg shape.
- Mix 1 cup liquid starch with half a cup of flour
- unwind your yarn/floss and gradually lay it in the glue mixture (we put ours in deep paper plates so we could keep the floss from sticking to itself
- start winding the gooey string around the balloon, pulling it through your fingers as you do so it takes off the extra glue.
- Let them dry.
Oh and keep plenty of paper towels and wet wipes handy. You don't want to try and unravel another skien of floss with that goop on your hands!!
After letting them dry over night, I took a straight pin and popped the balloons. WARNING. You may want to turn your head, close your eyes or wear some goggles. The first one I popped sent dried up corn starch glue everywhere, including my eyes--which are already uber sensitive to the season.
Finished product came out quite cute.
Carson took one to each of her teachers at school. She was so proud of her efforts!
Hope everyone has a blessed and safe Easter Holiday weekend.