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.
Thread Wrapped Easter Eggs - What You Need
- Small balloons (water balloons are ideal)
- Colored embroidery string
- Fabric Starch or Stiffener
- Scissors and string
How to Make Thread Wrapped Easter Eggs
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- When you have finished decorating your balloon, then suspend it somewhere where it can dry easily.
- When your thread Easter egg is fully dry, pop the balloon with the pin and carefully remove the burst balloon.
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