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Make String Easter Eggs

Make String Easter Eggs
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STEP 5: Gently coil one three-thread strand into the glue, dunk to coat, and then remove, being careful to avoid knotting it. Wipe off the excess with your fingers. This part can get messy, but you want the strand to have just enough paste to coat well; using too much will cause the strand to stick to the balloon. 

Wrap the floss around a balloon in a crisscross pattern.

Photo/Art by Nat Rea
Wrap the floss around a balloon in a crisscross pattern.

STEP 6: Wrap the strand around a balloon in a crisscross pattern, in vertical loops, or in overlapping spirals. Strings should cross over one another enough to build a structure that will hold up without the balloon there to support it.

STEP 7: Dip more strands into the paste and add to the balloon until you achieve the look and coverage you want.

STEP 8: Repeat with any number of additional balloons.

Hang string-wrapped balloons to dry.

Photo/Art by Nat Rea
Hang string-wrapped balloons to dry.

STEP 9: Hang the balloons up to dry. (Pin them to a board through the lip of the balloon, or clip with a clothespin.) Let them hang for a day or two, until they feel thoroughly dry to the touch.

STEP 10: Pop the balloons, remove them–and voila–you’ll greet the new season with an array of pretty, lacy Easter eggs!

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