So I’m perhaps a day late (but most definitely not a dollar short) regarding Monday’s craft. And as I mentioned last week, I am all about these springtime Eastery crafts and projects. But let me warn you that while I initially thought this was do-able with young kids, I would really only recommend that if you have a few G&T’s under your belt or are in some sadistic mood of pulling your hair out. Mini #1 (who just turned 5, remember) was actually okay for the project, but became sidetracked. So really, I have to recommend this project for adults only or for kids 7+.
You Will Need
-Small oval balloons
-Embroidery floss or sewing thread
-Liquid starch or fabric stiffener
1. Inflate small oval balloons and tie the necks tightly.
3. Wrap the wet threads around the balloon one at a time. The thread will stick to the balloon without any additional glue or fastener. Cover the balloon by crisscrossing the threads any way you choose. Use less thread for an open, lacy egg, or wrap additional thread for an egg that looks more solid.
4. Tie a piece of dry thread around the neck of the thread-wrapped balloon and hang it until the thread is dry and hard to the touch. Burst the balloon with a pin and pull the balloon out of the top of the Thread Egg. Place Thread Eggs in a basket or bowl, or attach loops of floss so you can hang several on a tree branch to create an egg tree.
So here’s our bowl of “eggs.” I am using this term loosely of course since only 3 out of 7 actually resemble something of an egg-like shape, and I feel quite certain that the great Martha’s thread eggs would have turned out much better (and she would probably have figured out a less messy way to do this too). But not me. I will say, mine turned out pretty cute and I do intend to hang them from a cute little tree as demonstrated above. But let’s get real because that just isn’t going to happen today.