Thread Wrapped Easter Eggs

I've recently discovered Thread Wrapped Easter Eggs (or yarn eggs as some people say) and I'm so glad I did.

These pretty Easter eggs are just so easy to make and yet look so professional once finished.

They are great for little hands and make a great craft at any kids party or especially if you are having a EASTER PARTY THEME.

You will probably have most of the equipment needed already at home and if not everything should be easy to find.

Skill: Easy

Thread Wrapped Easter Eggs - What You Need

  • Small balloons (water balloons are ideal)
  • Colored embroidery string
  • Fabric Starch or Stiffener
  • Needle
  • Scissors and string
  • Bowl

How to Make Thread Wrapped Easter Eggs

  1. Start off by blowing up and tying your balloons - I use the small water balloons but bigger balloons will be fine too.  You want the balloon to be the size of your finished egg. Tie a piece of string round the knot of the balloon as you'll need to be able to hang the balloon up to dry.
  2. Pour a little liquid starch into the bowl (or if using powder starch make a starch mixture according to the packet instructions). Now dip a colored embroidery thread in the starch and give it a good soak.
  3. Wrap this thread around the balloon in a criss cross pattern. It doesn't need to be symmetrical. You could wrap 2 or more colors round if you like. The threads don't have to be woven tightly - see the image on the right.
  4. When you have finished decorating your balloon, then suspend it somewhere where it can dry easily.
  5. When your thread Easter egg is fully dry, pop the balloon with the pin and carefully remove the burst balloon.

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