I see these “easy string eggs” all over the place online, but rarely see HOW to make them. So I thought I’d put some together, and share the process here; in case you wanted to make some of your own!
So, they’re super easy to make, and you don’t need much in the way of supplies or preparation. There IS however a lot of mess, so what follows is a simple step by step process. Of course these work for any time; depending on the colour, and you can make them any size you like, using thread, or yarn or even string!
Easy String Eggs
I’m going fairly small with my string eggs, choosing to make them sort-of hand size. I chose a selection of colours that match some of the other projects I’ve made so far this easter!
What you need:
- White Glue (aka, PVA/school or craft glue, which dries clear) TWO parts glue, mixed with 1 part water. You don’t need a lot. But it’s pretty cheap, so don’t stress too much. I ended up using an old (clean) takeaway box.
- String/thread/yarn a whole skein of each colour of thread, is what I ended up using; though more or less is entirely up to you. This is a great way to use that colour you won’t use, a mix of leftover bits; or even that skein of cheap stuff you have (we all have those right?!)
- Balloons – One for each egg. I used normal balloons, because it’s lockdown and I had to work with what I had; you can also use water balloons (just blown up with air).
I also recommend covering the surface you are working on, and I also used some old mugs to rest my eggs in as they dried, you can of course just leave them if you don’t have cats to contend with…
What to do
So you have your mix of watery glue stuff, and you need to carefully unravel your string, dip it into the glue, and wrap it around your balloon…
Then you leave it to dry, at least a little, and then I popped mine into cups, to finish drying (as the point they rest is wetter, and obviously heavier over time, you can’t really flip them!
Once they’re dry, I gave mine around 24 hours; press the balloon carefully away from the strings, then pop and remove it! (You may need tweezers).
Once you’re done, you end up with this:
They actually (somehow) manage to stand up by themselves, but you can put them in a bowl, hang them using more thread, yarn or even ribbon, or just use them to decorate how you like! (Pink already a casualty of the cat… *eye roll* guess which one?!)
For more Easter crafting check out this post.
So there you have it, some cute Easter decor, and they’re pretty fun to make too!
Are you doing any Easter decorating this year? Let me know in the comments, or if you’d prefer, you can always find me on social media (links below) I’ve been pretty active on Instagram lately!!Follow me on social media