Easter is always a fun time of year to do crafts with the kids, and what better way to spend a day then blowing up balloons and getting messy while making this adorable Easter Egg Wreath!
- Water balloons
- 5 to 10 Embroidery Floss Packs
- Elmer’s glue
- Parchment or Wax Paper
- Hot Glue Gun & Glue Sticks
Let’s get started! Time to blow up the water balloons. If you have a pump, I highly recommend using that, water balloons are pretty small and take a lot of air to get them started. You will want to blow up about 15 to 20 depending on the size you want your wreath to be. If you make a few extra, you can always set the floss eggs around the house in a decorative bowl. (Unless you have cats, because if they are anything like my cats, they will end up out of the bowl and on the floor as a new toy by morning.)
TIME to make “The Goop” Take a disposable bowl and squeeze some Elmer’s Glue into it. Now you are going to SLOWLY add some water. NOT TO MUCH, just a splash. You want the glue to be a little watery and easy to work with. Choose the first color egg you would like to make and completely immerse the floss into the the glue mixture.
While your floss is soaking up the goop, line a table with parchment paper, it is about to get messy!
Running the floss between your fingers to get off all the extra glue on the string, slowly pull it out of the bowl and start wrapping your balloon how ever you would like. The more creative the better! There is no right or wrong way to do it. Your eggs will be more stable if you use more floss on each balloon.
Once you are done (put as little or as much floss as you would like on your balloon) place your floss wrapped balloon on the parchment paper so it can dry. I let mine dry overnight and rotated them a few times.
Time for some popping! This was my favorite part. It is not a normal “POP”. They kind of make a crackly sound as you pop them since they are covered in glue! Pull out the balloon and you are left with a perfect egg shape! Now arrange the eggs into a wreath shape. This will a take a little playing around to get them to fit together just right. Using a hot glue gun, because let’s be honest, who doesn’t love getting that out for craft projects, stick all those eggs together into the perfect Easter Egg Wreath! You can finish it off with a bow, if you like! Just remember, don’t hang this directly outside or the April showers will quickly ruin your hard work!