I know this is very similar to the nest I did. But, I actually made this a week before I did the nest waiting to post it. I saw this Easter egg craft years ago in a book at a rec center I worked at; it was worth the wait, I love how it turned out. This is the perfect Easter egg craft for school aged kids home for spring break or preschoolers with some patience. I didn’t bother trying to have my son help, his love of eating glue would have been in overdrive I’m sure.
- Gather your materials. You will need glue, yarn, a balloon and some ribbon.
- Blow up your balloon a little bit and tie it. (However bit you want to make the egg.)
- Cut some yarn in about 12-inch pieces. For this craft, I used about 20, 12″ pieces total.
- Mix your glue with a tiny bit of water if you want. It will make it easier to soak the yarn, but it will take longer to dry. Either way works – just don’t dilute it too much.
- Start drenching the yarn in the glue.
- Laying it on the balloon. Criss cross it over the whole thing.
- Keep going…and going.
- When you feel it’s done let it dry. I prefer to let it dry by hanging it from a rack with a clothes pin. That way it’s not touching anything and won’t get stuck.
- When it’s dry carefully pop the balloon, and fish it out of the egg.
- Add your ribbon!
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