Easter Craft: StringEaster Eggs, contributed by Janine Kitada
While decorating our flat for easter I remembered the fun I had with my nieces when we made these cute string easter eggs a few years ago. They look cute as part of a center piece on the breakfast/dinning table, as a decoration in an or as an easter basket or even as a mobile. They are a fun activity for school aged kids during spring holiday as well as good activity for fine motor skills, or as a sensory activity. For preschoolers instead of strings ripped paper pieces are recommended.
small balloons (water bomb balloons), embroidery yarn, origami paper and selfmade flour paste
1. Mix the flour paste (500ml water, 150gr flour), heat it up until you have a nice paste. As soon as it cooled down it is good to go.
2. Rip the origami paper into pieces
3. Yarn version: Cover the balloon in paste and string the yarn around it.
4. Origami paper version: Cover the balloon in paste and origami paper pieces.
5. Lather the finished yarn/origami balloon in paste and let it dry.
6. When the balloons are dry, poke a hole inside
7. Pull out the balloon pieces
8. Origami version: cover the whole with leftover origami paper
HI! I live in Northern Japan on the Oga peninsula and love making crafts with my children and enjoying the beautiful surroundings with my family.
I also run a small company, Sora, that sells handmade clothing, bags and accessories! www.sorajapan.org