Easter egg ideas

The Easter Bunny Returns

 

We stumbled upon this idea whilst trawling pinterest for inspiration and we simply had to do it.

It was a great activity to do with the kids and we can thoroughly recommend it.

All you need is a balloon, some yarn, PVA glue and something to put in your balloon, we chose mini eggs.

Step 1. Get some yarn to wrap around the balloon.  We found embroidery yarn was the best but don’t blow your balloon too big otherwise it will take you ages to wrap around the balloon.  We cut our yarn into 60cm strips.

Easter egg balloon yarn

 

Step 2. Put your goodies into your deflated balloon.  We chose Mini eggs as they were the perfect size.  Then blow your balloon up and fasten it.

Step 3. Mix some PVA glue with water (not too much water) to form a thick liquid glue.  Cover a 60cm piece of yarn with glue (this will get messy but that’s all part of the fun!)

Making easter egg balloon nests

Step 4. Wrap the yarn around the balloon.  It’s better with 2 people. Then repeat steps 3 and 4 until your balloon is covered in yarn.

Wrapping the balloon easter egg

Step 5.  This is how your balloon should look once you’ve finished wrapping it.  Set it aside to dry. We left it overnight near a radiator.

Balloon wrapped in yarn and wool

Step 6.  Pop the balloon.  You’ll find that the balloon doesn’t pop like a normal balloon as the edges will be stuck to the yarn, it will deflate slowly.

Easter egg nest

Easter egg nest

And here’s the finished product.  Pretty cool and the kids loved making it!!!

Happy Easter everybody.

  • March 26, 2013 - 15:46

    Joy Healey - Hi Liz

    What a lovely colourful idea for getting kids involved.

    Any ideas for stopping me eating the mini-eggs in the process?

    JoyReplyCancel

  • March 27, 2013 - 14:17

    Bonnie Gean - Wonderful craft to do with the children. I bet they enjoyed it, too!ReplyCancel

  • March 27, 2013 - 20:53

    Debra Moser - Hi Liz,

    How cute and a wonderful craft! Btw your site is so creative, pretty and unique! Thank you for sharing.ReplyCancel

  • March 28, 2013 - 14:03

    Ginny Carter - What a gorgeous idea! I will try it with my kids this Easter as they will have a ton of mini eggs left over.ReplyCancel

  • March 29, 2013 - 12:42

    Jan Kearney - This looks fun! May need to borrow a child to try it out lol Pinned it 🙂ReplyCancel

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