It always surprises me which posts continue to be looked at way after they've posted. One of my more popular posts from last year was these Twine Ball Yarn Eggs. So I figured I'd repost them for all my new readers.
I wanted a twist on the classic twine ball and came up with these yarn eggs. I started by grabbing some water balloons from the boredom drawer. Water balloons are perfect for this project because they're small and egg shaped.
Blow up your balloons and tie them off. Ever have a tough time tying a balloon? Here's a tip: if you wrap the end around 2 of your fingers, you can pass the tail between them and pull it through.
Mix up white glue & water in a 1:1 ratio.
Cut off several yards of yarn(I used some fun Easter-y colors.)
Dunk the yarn in the glue, and squeezing out the excess, start wrapping your balloons. You may want to tape the one end of the yarn to the balloon if you have very small helpers. I didn't, but SB is a fairly experienced crafter.
Continue wrapping the balloon until you're happy with the amount of yarn you've used.
When all the balloons have been wrapped, lay them out to dry. You can set them on top of plastic cups or just lay them on a glass or plastic surface. I had an extra sheet of glass. Make sure to turn them every now and again. The glue will pool on the one side of the yarn egg.
When the yarn is completely dry, prick the balloons with a pin.
The balloons will deflate and you can remove them through the side of the egg.
I actually need to make more of them this year, because I could only find 2 of them in my packed away Easter stuff.