For Easter, I realized I have very few decorations. I found a great project on thelongthread.com here and thought they’d make a cute addition to our home.
To start, you’ll need:
Knit cotton sweater (or yarn), scissors, white school glue, water, balloons, and some wax paper.
I used an old sweater that my sister was planning on giving to Goodwill. Once you cut a piece off it will unravel for you. I was able to get my son to help unravel it as destroying things seems to be especially fun to two-year-olds. At first it was just a few short pieces but the more I pulled, the more long strands came out.
Next, mix 1 part glue with 1 part water in a bowl. Help your child blow up a few balloons. You don’t need to make them very big, just the size of a large egg. Dip a piece of yarn into the glue mixture until it’s covered with glue and wrap it around a balloon. Repeat with as many pieces of yarn as you need to create the egg. This messy job is great for kids – my son took some convincing but started to enjoy the mess after a while.
Place the yarn wrapped balloon on wax paper and let dry overnight. In the morning, pop the balloons and gently remove them from the eggs.
Here is the final product:
Let me know if you try these. They are sturdy and can be saved for next year! If you don’t have a sweater you want to cut up, you can use pastel yarn and the project is quick and easy!