Easter String egg

String eggs

You will need:

Sugar

Water

Embroidery string (or any other type of natural fibre string)

Balloons of different sizes (I used water balloons)

A bowl

 

Make a stiffener mixture:

In a medium pot, combine 1 cup of sugar with 1 cup of water and heat until the sugar dissolves. Quick Tip: You can also boil water with a kettle.

Cool the sugar mixture, so you don’t burn your fingers when you dip the thread.

Slowly coil a string into the mixture and gently press it into the liquid.

Take an inflated balloon and wrap the sticky string around it making sure to wipe off the excess liquid.

Let dry for 24 hours.

Once it is completely dry pop the balloon. If any of the ballon sticks to the string pull them off with a pin or tweezers.

 

Paper-mâché Nest

Step 1: Tightly cover the outside of a small bowl with plastic wrap then flip it upside down onto wax paper. In another container, mix equal parts water and clear glue.

Step 2: Dip handfuls of shredded paper (I used paper lunch bags) into the glue mixture, then immediately lay them on the bowl; until covered.

Step 3: Let dry for 12 hours then carefully pull the wrap off the bowl and away from the nest.

Happy crafting and Happy Easter!

~ Shoana

Here is the how to video from my Cityline segment