A fun and easy way to make DIY Easter Eggs with Colorful Yarn
It’s almost Easter again. Have you finished dyeing your eggs? Instead of coloring Easter eggs with the same old dye tables, why not try something different for a change?
Here’s a fun way to turn your plain plastic Easter Eggs into beautiful, unique Easter Eggs by wrapping them with colorful yarn.
There are so many different colors and patterns for decorating Easter eggs to make them completely unique and beautiful.
Your eggs can be one solid color or striped. You can make polka dots of different colors or even geometric shapes. How about a candy striped egg covered in white and red stripes.
Plus, you can personalize your yarn Easter eggs. Does your child have a favorite ball team? You can make your eggs green and yellow for your favorite Green Bay Packer fan.
Also, you’re not limited to using yarn, either. Any kind of string would work and give you a different texture. You can decorated your Easter Eggs with cording, rope, sisal or colorful ribbons.The possibilities are truly endless.
Make your DIY Easter Eggs even more fun and personal by Dyeing your own yarn with Easter Egg Dye tablets. This is also a fun Easter craft activity for children, since the dye tablets are non toxic.
How to make your yarn eggs (steps by step)
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Preparing the plastic Easter Eggs
Before you begin, you will want to check your plastic eggs. Mine kept coming apart which made it difficult to apply the yarn so the first thing I did was use a piece of tape to secure it.
Simply tear off a small piece of tape and place it all around the seam to keep the egg tightly closed.
Alternately, you can skip taping your plastic egg shut and decorate the two halves separately. This way you can still open and fill the Easter Egg with goodies. (I have not tried this but, in theory, it should work, right?)
Applying the glue
It really does not take much glue. Only enough to make the yarn stick to the plastic egg.
Any more than that and you have a big glue mess on your hands. This does get a bit messy anyway but it just takes a little bit of practice.
Adding yarn to the plastic eggs
Now, this may get a little messy but, using your fingers, carefully push the strands of yarn against each other. In general, you don’t want big gaps between the strands unless you’re doing it on purpose.
You can also glue several different strands at once. Have some fun with this and be creative!
Oh, and I tried to use a hot glue gun on one of my eggs but the glue dried much too quickly. Plus, I kept burning my fingers. The Tacky Glue, however, worked perfectly.
Finishing the eggs
Once your plastic Easter egg is completely covered with yarn, you will want to set it out to dry for a day or two. At this point, you can add a colorful ribbon so you can hang your eggs in a tree.
The beauty of these DIY Easter Eggs is that they last forever. Although, obviously they are not edible!
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What Can I Put in Easter Eggs besides Candy?
Basically, you can put in anything that will fit! You really are only limited by the size of the plastic egg.
A few ideas for filling your eggs are coins, marbles, stickers, fun erasers, hair ties, Matchbox cars, dice, a game of Jacks, little photos, and lip gloss.
More Easter Egg Ideas
You can find many more ideas for DIY Easter Eggs in this article at Country Living.
Do you have a favorite Easter Egg decorating idea? Please share it in the comments section below.
- Plastic Easter Eggs
- Colorful Yarn
- Tacky Glue
- Tape (optional)
- Craft Sticks
- Using a craft stick, spread a very thin layer of Tacky Glue over a small section of one of the plastic Easter Egg.
- Add strands of yarn to the glue and with your fingers, carefully push them against each other. In general, you don’t want big gaps between the strands unless you’re doing it on purpose.
- Once your plastic Easter egg is completely covered with yarn, set it out to dry for a day or two.
If your plastic Easter Eggs keep coming apart, place a piece of tape all around the seam to keep it closed.
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