String, yarn or thread Easter eggs are fun and easy to make. A great craft projects for children (and adults!). All you need is some yarn, string or embroidery floss (which is what I used), some craft white glue, like Elmers, and some balloons!
I saw some string Easter Eggs and wanted to try them for my ‘Easter Tree’! After reviewing many different techniques, I decided to use clear Elmer’s glue. A lot of articles have you use corn starch or liquid starch or even a sugar mixture, which can attract insects and doesn’t stay stiff if it is humid or gets moist. Glue hardens – forever. Here is how to make thread Easter eggs!
This is a great Easter craft to do with children. They just need to be patient for the string to dry!
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How to make string Easter eggs without the string collapsing
It’s important to let the glue dry — really really dry. Once the glue hardens, the eggs will last for several years as long as you don’t put heavy things on top of them in your decorations box in storage.
Decorating ideas for your string Easter eggs:
- Tie them together with a string or ribbon to make a banner of colorful eggs
- Fill a bowl with them for the center of your table. You can add Easter grass in the bottom of the bowl or basket for your string eggs.
- Hang them from a tree, like I did
- Tuck them in and around some candles on your table or mantle
- Try making them with different textures. Different yarns, different strings, maybe even tear strips of fabric and make eggs
So many ideas! Most importantly, have fun making and creating!
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