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String Easter Eggs

By March 8, 2013 March 8th, 2017 No Comments

For Easter…It will drive people crazy wondering how you got the treats inside! Thanks to Chrys on instructables !!!

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Material:

  • Small water balloons (I was lucky to find balloons that were roughly the same size and shape as real eggs)
  • Crochet thread/ embroidery thread/ yarn/string etc.
  • Chocolate, small toys or trinkets to place inside eggs
  • Equal parts granulated sugar and water

Tools:

  • Pin, fine scissors and tweezers
  • Measuring cup, cooking pot, and spoon for stirring
  • Optional: pump for blowing up balloons

 

Instructions:

 

1.

The thread in this instructions is stiffened with sugar.  This may not work for everyone.  If you live in a humid climate or if you have little critters around (ants) this may not be for you.  Another option would be liquid fabric starch, or glue and water.

To make the sugar mixture:

  • Measure equal parts granulated sugar and water and place in a cooking pot on the stove. I used a quarter cup of each which was more than enough. Best to use refined sugar, I only had organic sugar at home which wasn’t a pure white which may have coloured the yarn a bit darker.
  • Bring to a boil stirring constantly.
  • When sugar is completely dissolved remove from heat and allow to cool.
  • Pour into a shallow container.

I was able to use this mixture over several days, just cover with plastic wrap and leave at room temperature.

 

 

2.

To make these, the directions are essentially the same as the egg with yolk:

easter egg treat

  • Stretch the opening of the balloon and stuff you chocolate or item inside, I was able to fit two small chocolate eggs.  It is best to use solid chocolate (the hollow ones may get

 

  • crushed) and don’t use pointy toys or they will tear the balloon.

 

  • Inflate the balloon and tie the end tightly.

 

  • Proceed to wrap the balloon with sugared thread as in step 3.  I choose thread to complement the colour of the chocolate wrappers.

 

  • Hang from a string  and place in a warm (not too warm or you’ll melt your chocolate) dry spot to dry.

 

  • Place newspaper underneath to catch any drippings also you may need to dab the bottom of the balloon as it dries.

 

 

 

  • Place newspaper underneath to catch any drippings also you may need to dab the bottom of the balloon as it dries.

 

  • It should take roughly 24hr to dry.  Make sure it is completely dry before you continue, the thread should be rigid.

 

  • Hold onto the end of the balloon and pop it with a pin. Gently extract the balloon, use small tweezers if necessary.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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