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

How to Make String Easter Eggs

how to make sugar string easter eggs

Supplies needed for sugar string eggs

  • small water balloons
  • crochet thread
  • sugar
  • water
  • paper towel roll
  • cookie sheets

How to Make String Easter Eggs

How to Make String Eggs

  1. Begin with 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}
  2. Next, blow up your water balloon. 
  3. Wrap the crochet thread around the balloon, until it's covered to your liking. Slip the end of the thread under the other threads.
  4. Cut up your paper towel roll into rings for the eggs to sit on as they dry.
  5. Dip your egg into the sugar water. Use your hands to work the sugar water into the threads, so they are completely coated. 
  6. Place on paper towel ring and let dry. This may take up to 24 hours.

how to make string 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.

how to make easter eggs with balloons

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

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  1. So cute! This reminds me of my childhood. How fun.

  2. Those are so sweet! It brings back so many memories. Thanks so much for sharing at Thursday Favorite Things!

  3. These look great, I'd like to try it. thanks for sharing with Creatively Crafty #CCBG

  4. I love the look of these, I need to try and make some. Thanks for linking up with Creatively Crafty Easter Party.

  5. What pretty string. These look so pretty all together

  6. I made these many years ago for my kids, nieces and nephews. I had them hanging around the house to dry so then I just before all the way dry set them on counter to make flat bottom. They was so cool to make.

  7. I'm going to make these with my granddaughter today! Thank you for the wonderful idea!