String Easter Egg

Create these unique Easter eggs by wrapping embroidery thread or yarn around a balloon.
String Easter Egg craft


  • Cotton yarn, crochet thread or embroidery floss
  • Water balloons or oval balloons
  • Use any of these as paste: white glue, fabric stiffener (e.g. Stiffy), liquid starch

Safety Tips

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Step 1 String Easter Egg craft 1. Inflate an oval balloon or a water balloon. You can blow it up to just about the size of an egg or make it as large as desired.
Step 2 String Easter Egg craft 2. Cut cotton yarn, crochet thread or embroidery floss into 12 to 24-inch long strands. You can go with 1 color or use several colors of thread.
Step 3 String Easter Egg craft 3. You can use any of the materials below as the paste (I went with the third option):
  • Fabric stiffener (e.g. Stiffy)
  • Liquid starch
  • White glue diluted slightly with water (about 3 parts glue to 1 part water,  or  add just enough water to achieve a workable consistency)
Step 4 String Easter Egg craft 4. Soak several strands of yarn or thread into the paste.
Step 5 String Easter Egg craft 5. Take one strand, pulling it between your thumb and forefinger to remove excess paste.
Step 6 String Easter Egg craft 6. Wrap the wet thread around the balloon.
Step 7 String Easter Egg craft 7. Continue doing Steps 5 and 6 with the rest of the strands of thread.  Wrap them in various directions to create crisscrossing patterns around the balloon.
Step 8 String Easter Egg craft 8. You can wrap the balloon with as much thread as you like for a more covered or solid look or use less thread for an egg with lots of open spaces. Hang up the egg to dry. It will take about 1 to 2 days to dry completely.
Step 9 String Easter Egg craft Ask for an adult's help9. Once dry, use a pin to burst the balloon. Carefully pull out the deflated balloon from the egg.
Step 10 String Easter Egg craft 10. These colorful String Easter eggs will look great inside a basket or large bowl. Fill them with candy or Easter grass if you like.

You can also hang these lightweight eggs from the branches of an Easter tree.