Make a stiffener mixture. I used 1 cup of Liquid Starch mixed with a half cup of flour, and blended it in a blender. You could double or triple this recipe if you’d like. I did.
Next I got some string, I used embroidery floss. You could also use pearl cotton thread or crochet thread.
Apparently the embroidery floss section of the store is a dangerous place, I grabbed a bunch and couldn’t stop myself.
Then you stick your string in a bowl of starch goo, but don’t just plop it in there like I first did. Your string WILL get into a knot… and it’s not fun to try and un-snarl gooey string. So don’t do it. Instead coil your string into the mixture and gently press it into the goo, I didn’t get one knot doing it this way.
One skein of embroidery floss was just enough for one water balloon sized egg.
It’ll take several hours for it to dry. Once it dries, pop the balloon. You might have crusty stuff in-between the string, I scraped that out with a straight pin.
Update: After reading some comments, I think it’s important to mention that you need to fill the water balloons up with air and not water. Your eggs will be ruined if you pop a water balloon filled with water.
I stuck a bunch of finished eggs into a trifle bowl and thought it looked swell…
I threaded it at about 1/4th of the way down from the top of the egg.
I also made a couple of bigger eggs with regular sized balloons, and they turned out amazing!! Each of them used 4 skeins of embroidery floss.
Another idea for these eggs is to cut out a hole in the side, trim the edge of the hole with lace, and stick stuff inside of it… like Easter grass and a chick.
Hopefully I’ll make some more Easter crafts to share, I have a few ideas up my sleeve this year
UPDATE: I’m getting a lot of questions about the liquid starch. I used Sta-Flo liquid starch, found in the laundry detergent isle. I found mine at Walmart, but you should be able to find it just about anywhere.
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