After making my Easter basket it was time to make an Easter egg. I bought a Melissa & Doug Brambles Bunny and wanted to make an egg to put it inside of it. I looked on Pinterest for ideas and even though I couldn’t find a tutorial I got an idea of what I had to do. This egg was extremely easy to make, so easy that I made several. It takes an hour, tops, to get it done and then you have to wait about 24 hours until it’s ready. If you don’t have a lot of time and want to make something your kids will love, this is it.
Also, you can make it in many different sizes and I’ve seen smaller versions of these with lights in them. Great way to bring some light to your house or yard.
What do you need?
- a balloon
- glue (the amount of glue will depend on the size of your egg, read below)
- paint brush (not a must)
- washi tape (only needed if you’re making a stand for the egg or you can use paint)
- Easter paper grass (to decorate the egg inside)
- Ribbons (only needed if you want to decorate the outside of the egg)
How to make it?
The first thing you have to do is blow the balloon, blow it big enough so that it will fit your gift. If you’re making lights, you can blow a small balloon but if you’re going to put a bigger gift like my bunny, then you will need to blow it big. I tied the balloon to a hanger and hung it on our dinning room light. That way I could put the glue and yarn on the table. It will get messy so make sure if you do this you have something protecting your table.
Now you have to make a glue mixture. Mix equals amount of water and glue. I emptied the glue in a cup and filled up the empty glue bottle with water, shook it and mixed it in the cup. The amount of glue you will need depends on how big is your balloon. For my Easter egg I ended up using 3 bottles of Elmer’s Glue 7.6 oz.
You have to put the yarn in the glue mixture. I had too much yarn to use it all on this balloon but if I was going to use it all I would have just dipped the entire yarn on the glue mix. Since I only needed about half the yard I put the glue mixture in a paper plate and soaked the yard on it (I had to this several times while I was making the egg.)
Once the yarn is wet you start wrapping it around the balloon, all over the balloon. You can put a lot of yarn so there aren’t any holes left or put less yarn to get some holes in the egg, that way you can peek to see what’s inside – that’s what I did. Once your balloon has the amount of yarn you like I put a coat of glue with the paint brush. If you don’t have a paint brush just use your fingers to rub the glue mixture on the yarn and balloon.
Now you have to let it all dry. That will take about 24 hours. I left a plate underneath it for the dripping glue. You know when it’s ready because the yarn will be really hard. Make sure you touch the bottom of the balloon since that’s the last part to dry. Once it’s all hard you have to make a small hole in the balloon and let the air out (I made a small opening on the top). Once all the air is out of the balloon you just pull it out and your egg is ready!
To put your gift in it you will have to cut a hole. Just use regular scissors and cut a hole big enough for your gift to get through. Then add some Easter paper grass at the bottom. If you want to make it look even cutter add the bow at the top. I just used some left over ribbon I had from my Easter basket to make the bow.
If you want your egg to stand on it’s own you can cut a roll of toilet paper or use an old ribbon holder, like I did. I didn’t have any paint so I covered it in purple washi tape.
Just put the egg on top of it and it’s going to stand.
In the future I’m going to make some lights to decorate my house! I’ll keep you posted.
Have you ever made an Easter egg?
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