Yet another cute, super easy Easter décor project with the kids! Springtime is all about cute and is our favorite time of the year, especially with Helper Hare! Get your glues hands on and let’s get crafting…
- Lots of embroidery floss in soft pastel Easter colors.
- small mixing bowl
- measuring cup
- 1 cup Sta-Flo liquid starch.
- ½ cup white all purpose flour
- water balloons
- wax paper
- ribbon for hanging
- hot glue gun
First, make your starchy bath. ½ cup flour with 1 cup Sta-Flo.
Helpful Hint: Take your embroidery floss and wrap it in nicely in loops, instead of tossing it in the bath, it will get pretty knotty that way. Trust me, I tried to take a short cut and it wasn’t successful.
Next, take a water balloon and inflate it. This has got to be the trickiest part since they’re so small. I swear I blew until our cheeks hurt.
Now wrap the glue/flour coated floss around each balloon. It’s good to know that one skein will cover one water balloon. Allow them to sit overnight, turning them over after several hours so the other side can dry.
Helper Hare Recommendation:
Use two fingers to “wring” out the glue before winding around the balloon to help prevent the project from getting too messy and easier for the egg to turn out well shaped. Also, recommend waiting till the egg is COMPLETELY dry before popping the balloon.
Time to start popping the balloons! Again, embroidery floss should be completely dry and you didn’t put too much glue/flour on (don’t worry if you did, you can remove it with a toothpick).
After all of that, turn a bowl over and use it as a guide to line your eggs up into a wreath pattern that you want. Then hot glue them all together.