Wednesday, March 9, 2016

How to Make String Easter Eggs

Last year for Easter I made String Easter Eggs. It was so close to Easter that I didn't get a tutorial up in time. These String Easter Eggs are super easy. I love the spring colors - it makes me happy.

String Easter Eggs

Want to make your own String Easter Eggs?

 You will need:
small water balloons
crochet thread
paper towel roll
cookie sheets

How to Make String Easter Eggs

To begin, blow up your water balloon. Wrap the crochet thread around the balloon, until it's covered to your liking. Slip the end of the thread under the other threads.

For the sugar water:
Bring to a boil 2 c. sugar and 1 c. water. Let cool to room temperature. {This amount of sugar water did 11 eggs for me}

Cut up your paper towel roll into rings for the eggs to sit on as they dry.

Dip your egg into the sugar water. Use your hands to work the sugar water into the threads, so they are completely coated. Place on paper towel ring and let dry. This may take up to 24 hours.

String Easter Eggs
For me, at about 8 hours the eggs were dry except for the bottom part. At this point you can flip them over to dry completely. Or if you'd like your egg to stand on it's own, pop the balloon and press the wet part of the egg flat on the counter to get a flat bottom.

String Easter Eggs

I found that the easiest way to remove the balloon was to hold onto the knotted end while popping.

Are you ready for Easter? It's coming early this year!

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