What You’ll Need
- String or yarn
- White glue**
- Wax paper/plastic wrap to dry eggs on
*If you don’t have balloons, follow these same instructions and use an overturned bowl to make a string basket instead.
**Cornstarch and flour can be used if white glue isn’t available
- Thin out the glue so that it’s not too thick, but still sticky enough to soak string.
- Boil 1 ½ cups water (This is a job for grown-ups.).
- Mix in 1 tablespoon of flour and 3 tablespoons of cornstarch
- Let cool before using
- Put the string in the glue mixture and make sure it’s even coated (make sure to keep your workstation and yourself tidy!).
- While the string soaks, blow up balloons into an egg shape.
- Choose a bowl to use and flip it upside down
- You may want to cover the bowl with plastic wrap for easier clean up
- Wrap your string around your balloons, leaving the tied end of the balloon uncovered
- Use a few strands to make an edge where the top of your basket will be before wrapping the rest with string (there is no right or wrong way to do this, just have fun!).
- Set them on your wax paper and let them dry overnight.
- Using a needle, pop the balloon (This is a job for grown-ups.).
- Pull the popped balloon gently out of your egg.
- Display and enjoy your new string eggs!