Candy-Filled Yarn Easter Eggs

Mrs. Fields Secrets Candy-Filled Yarn Eggs
Get ready for Easter with some arts and crafts time! These yarn-covered eggs are filled with your favorite wrapped candies and ready to display for springtime, but the real question is: leave the candy inside? Or, try to get it out? We won’t judge either way.

Candy-Filled Yarn Eggs

small balloons
yarn
white glue
water
candy
wax paper

Directions
Blow up balloons into egg shapes in desired sizes. Mix two parts glue to one part water and stir. For each balloon, measure 6-10 feet of yarn per balloon, depending on how dense you want the grid pattern. Soak the yarn in the glue mixture, then string the yarn around the balloon. Set on wax paper to dry 12-24 hours. When yarn is hard and dry, pop the balloon and remove it, then sneak some of the candy inside.

How To: Make Your Own Easter Baskets

MF Easter Baskets
Gather the kids and a few simple supplies to create your very own Easter baskets. It couldn’t be simpler or more fun for kids (or adults) of any age. Here’s what you’ll need:

latex balloons
yarn
white school glue
water

Start by blowing up the balloons (you’ll need one per basket), keeping in mind that the base of the balloon will be the size of your basket, so add as much or little air as you want. Next, mix equal parts glue and water in a large mixing bowl until combined. (One 8 ounce bottle of glue was enough for these three baskets.) ¬†Immerse the yarn in the glue mixture, then begin wrapping it around the base of your balloon. There is no right or wrong way to do this, which makes it a great activity for the kids. Try criss-crossing and making lacy loops. If you want, create a handle by wrapping several strands around the longer side of the balloon. Once you’re happy with your design, set your balloon to dry on a paper cup or in another clean bowl. Drying time will vary depending on the thickness of your wrapping and the humidity in your area, but 24 hours is a good bet. Once the yarn is dry and stiff to the touch, pop the balloon and discard it. Remaining is a lovely, lacy basket to fill with your favorite Easter treats!

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