How to Make String Easter Eggs

Treat-filled string Easter eggs would be a fantastic alternative to plastic eggs. Hang them on display or include them in an Easter basket. You can also nestle them gently in hidden locations for a fun Easter egg hunt. 


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  • Water balloons
  • White glue
  • Water
  • Mixing bowl
  • String
  • Embroidery floss
  • Small Easter treats, like wrapped chocolates
  • Scissors


Put one Easter treat inside a balloon. Blow the balloon up so it's in the shape of an egg. Tie the end to close.

Mix ½ cup of white glue and ½ cup of water in a bowl.

Cut the embroidery floss to one to two-foot lengths. Immerse the floss in the glue mixture. Lift it out while sliding your fingers down the length to remove extra glue. Wrap the floss around the balloon. Repeat with several lengths of floss. You can vary the colors or stick with one, depending on your preference.

Tie a piece of string around the knot on the balloon. Hang to dry overnight.

When the floss is completely dry, pop the balloon and carefully remove it. The treat should be safe and snug inside the string egg, ready for the Easter bunny to leave as a surprise!

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