How to Make String Easter Eggs | Nanny Anita |My Baba

Making string Easter eggs is very simple and they can be used for a whole variety of things. You can use them as decorations around the house, or as a centre piece for your table. Or like use you can use them to hide clues in for an Easter egg hunt.

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To make these string Easter eggs you will need:

  • Water balloons
  • Loom bands (optional)
  • PVA glue
  • Bowl
  • Water
  • Wool
  • Scissors

Making string Easter eggs can get very messy, so make sure you have everything set up before you start.

String easter eggs

Start by blowing all the balloons up. I am pretty terrible at tying off the ends of balloons so I used loom bands to tie them. Also make a mixture of water and PVA glue in your bowl.

Next you need to cut your length of wool to wrap around the balloon. I also cut a small length to use at the end to hang the balloons up with so the could dry.

String easter eggs

When everything is ready, take your first lot of wool and soak it in your glue mixture. Then start to wrap it around your balloon. Make sure you take off any excess glue from the wool as you go. This makes things slightly easier when you are separating the wool from the balloon.

String Easter eggs

After you have wrapped the wool around the balloon, take one of the small strands of wool and attach it to the end of the balloon. You can then use this to hang it up to dry.

Leave all the balloons to dry over night.

When they are completely dry, carefully cut a hole in the balloon to deflate it. If you find that the wool is still sticking to the balloon as it deflates, then I recommend trying to loosen it before cutting the hole. I used a craft stick to separate the wool from the egg, which worked really well.

As I said at the beginning these string Easter eggs can be used in a variety of different ways. We are using ours for an Easter egg hunt on Easter morning. Each egg will contain a clue. The children will then have to find each egg to figure out the location of their eggs. We haven’t actually done it yet, but that’s the plan anyway.

If you enjoyed these string Easter eggs be sure to check out my Easter egg puzzle hunt and message in an egg hunt.

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Learn how to make string Easter eggs.  They can be used in a variety of Easter decorations or to hide clues in for an Easter egg hunt.

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Nanny Anita
Norland Nanny

Nanny Anita is our resident Super Nanny. Having trained at the famous Norland College, in Bath, she has over 12 years experience, working all over the world with children from 2 months to 17 years old. Nanny Anita is an expert when it comes to keeping the little ones entertained and writes a column with Leonora called 'Get Crafty' for Little London magazine. Nanny Anita has been on hand to answer our reader questions, and she provides weekly arts, crafts and activities for families to do with their children at home. She really is a modern day Mary Poppins!

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