This is a reblog from the cute and talented Alissa.You can go to her blog for the full tutorial by clicking on her name or the
Enjoy ~ Sarah
I made some Easter eggs today out of string, and turned some of them into a garland.
Make a stiffener mixture. I used 1 cup of liquid starch mixed with a half cup of flour, and blended it in a blender. You could double or triple this recipe if you’d like. I did.
Next I got some string, I used embroidery floss. You could also use pearl cotton thread or crochet thread.
Apparently the embroidery floss section of the store is a dangerous place, I grabbed a bunch and couldn’t stop myself.
Then you stick your string in a bowl of starch goo, but don’t just plop it in there like I first did. Your string WILL get into a knot… and it’s not fun to try and un-snarl gooey string. So don’t do it. Instead coil your string into the mixture and gently press it into the goo, I didn’t get one knot doing it this way.
For a little egg, blow up a water balloon and wrap the gooey string around the balloon. Make sure you wipe off the excess goo and let it fall back into the bowl, it doesn’t need to be drippy.
One skein of embroidery floss was just enough for one water balloon sized egg.
It’ll take several hours for it to dry. Once it dries, pop the balloon. You might have crusty stuff in-between the string, I scraped that out with a straight pin.
I think it’s important to mention that you need to fill the water balloons up with air and not water. Your eggs will be ruined if you pop a water balloon filled with water.