Yarn Eggs

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Yarn Eggs
Total Time weekend projects Ages school-age

These bright and funky eggs are a blast for kids to make -- and they're a great party decoration too. If packed away carefully, they should last for years.

What you'll need

  • Thin cotton yarn
  • Balloons
  • Craft glue
  • Newspaper
  • Waxed paper
  • Clothespin
  • Clothes hanger
Helpful Tip:

Be sure to check out The Great Easter Egg Hunt for more great Easter ideas.

How to make it

  1. step 1

    For each egg, cut twenty 3-foot-long strands of cotton yarn and blow up a balloon to a 6- to 8-inch diameter. Mix equal parts of glue and water in a shallow disposable container.

  2. Yarn Eggs - Step 2

    Cover your work area with newspaper and a sheet of waxed paper. Hold a strand of yarn by one end, dip it into the glue mixture, then wrap it around the balloon. Repeat with the other strands, randomly overlapping them and tucking in loose ends, until the balloon is evenly covered.

  3. Using the clothespin, suspend the balloon from the clothes hanger and let it dry overnight. (Cover the area below it with newspaper to catch drips.) Once the egg is completely dry, carefully poke a hole in the balloon, then pull it away from the string as it deflates. Hang your finished egg with ribbon or yarn.

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