Easy Yarn Easter Egg Tutorial
(Adapted from Simply Modern Mom)
So I have seen this a little bit on Pinterest and decided I wanted to give it a shot. I did things a little different because I wanted to make these with as little money as possible. This is what I did:
1. Blow up water balloons. Blow them to the size you want your eggs. I’m wishing I did mine a little smaller
2. Make your glue. I’ve seen liquid starch, and mod podge, but I didn’t want to use those items so I went back to the basics. Pinata Paste. I first added 1 cup flour and 1 cup water and whisk together. (I used a round cake pan because I could see the flour chunks easier). Then I slowly added a little more water until I got the consistency of Elmer’s glue.
3. Add yarn to your glue.
Next I added my yarn into the bowl and let it soak for about a minute. My yarn was about 3 yards long per egg.
Some people us a lot of yarn on their eggs but I didn’t want to use a ton. I like the fact that you can see through them. If you don’t have enough yarn.. no worries you can soak another piece of yarn and continue on the same balloon.
4. Put Your Yarn On Your Balloon
. As I slowly pulled the yarn out of the glue I would run it through my fingers to get rid of any access glue. The less glue you have the cleaner your eggs will be.
These are a tad messy so I suggest when you are finished to put them on a cookie sheet
. I put mine outside to dry in the sun and it didn’t take very long. Don’t forget to roll them over to get the bottom side of the ballon dry. I also let my balloons dry and harden completely overnight and inside so they won’t blow away. 🙂
I have also seen a girl make small yarn eggs and make a garland out of them. It was so cute!