Easter Egg Yarn Craft
- 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 the yarn on the balloon, crisscross 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 clothespin. 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 to hang your Easter egg yarn craft!
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I did this craft when I was a kid! We did a bigger balloon and COVERED it in the string. When it dried my mom took some sharp scissors to the front of it to cut out an egg shaped hole. She hung the string egg from the handle on our Easter baskets and filled it with Easter grass.(I hope that makes sense!) Then the Easter bunny filled it with chocolates!
I love this craft. What a wonderful result.
What an adorable craft. I came by from the UBP. Stop by if you get a chance.
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Amanda – that is awesome , how cool!
Amy from Occupation: Mommy says
I love this craft! I will definitely be doing it with my older two daughters (6.5 and 4.5). Thanks!
I love this. Thank you so much for sharing.
I think this is too cute!
Michelle Sybert says
so cute! I want to do one!
So cute! I bet you could also make an easter basket this way too similar to the bird’s nest you made but with a handle over the top?…I might have to try that soon! Thanks!
I really enjoy your site. I use your songs with my son. And I like the look of this…we will have to try it. Thanks for all your help entertaining my son!!
Making of a Montessori Mum says
Oh thats great. Is now on my ‘To Do list. Also great for Christmas tree i imagine. Thanks.
We did this when I was a kid too. We made big ones and cut a hole in the front to use it as an easter basket.
What a fun idea! It’s going on my to-do list!
These are so cool! I’ll be saving this one for a special treat for my kiddos! Gotta go get more balloons, lol.
That is so cool! I love it. I’m totally going to have to do this.
hdtv antenna says
This is too cute. Perfect crafts project to do with little ones!
The Beautiful Kind says
This is awesome! Found your site via stumble. You should link back to your nest post in this egg post, tho your search worked well. Will def do these with my daughter!! YAY SPRING!
We used to do this every easter at school when I was a kid. It is still one of my favorite crafts.
I think this is an adorable craft. Unfortunately, when trying to make it the yarn kept falling off even when I used more glue and again using less glue. Any tips?
Oh no- I would try with longer pieces of yarn, use straight glue ( no water) and make sure the yarn is wet but not dripping.
If you try again let me know how it goes.
I used to do this at summer camp with a flour and water mixture (I was one of those crafty-please-let-me-stay-indoors campers.)
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I LOVE the way those eggs look! Thanks for the reminder about such a great Easter craft 🙂
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Crafty Mom says
Is there a way so that the glue mixture does not stick so well to the balloon as it dries? I’ve been trying this but I get a wrinkled look when I pop the balloon.
Allison McDonald says
How long are you waiting before popping it? I would try making sure it’s completely dry. Then wait another day. You could also try cutting the glue with water.
Crafty Mom says
Ok, I’ll wait longer.
What do you mean by cutting the glue with water?
I’m prepping for this project so that I can do it with 29 little 6/7 year old crafters. Any means to prepare ahead (or after), I’ll take.
Allison McDonald says
If you are using white glue just add a drop or two of water in it and stir. I think that will still be strong enough for the yarn but help ease off sticking to the balloon.
great project. i like it!!!