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Make String Easter Eggs

Make String Easter Eggs
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String eggs are a quick and easy way to create lots of cheerful Easter decorations for your home. This project uses homemade wheat paste–a lightweight, sturdy medium that holds the eggs together, the same glue used to hang circus posters back in the day–and colorful embroidery floss, which you can find at almost any craft store. The process does get messy, so get your workspace ready to withstand the goop; well-placed kraft paper is key. (Don’t use newspaper, which will bleed ink when it gets wet.) You’ll also want to have plenty of rags available for wiping your hands. The good news, though, is that the whole thing cleans up easily with water.

Once they’ve dried, you can use the eggs to fill glass vases or bowls, or you might want to dangle them from some branches in a vase. (Just don’t hang them up outside; they’ll likely soften and fall apart if it showers.) It’s a fun and festive way to invite spring color inside.

You’ll need:
large sheets of kraft paper
4 cups water
medium-size saucepan
1 cup all-purpose flour
medium-size bowl
small balloons
embroidery floss, 2-4 skeins per egg (colors of your choice)
pushpins or clothespins

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