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« on: April 09, 2004 01:00:28 PM »

okay, so this is a project i tried doing after hearing my friend's mom talking about it a while ago..

what you'll need:
*mod podge (or elmer's glue would work just as well, i suppose)
*balloon(s) (the small ones that are used for those cheap waterballoons work GREAT)
*knitting yarn? - it's fairly thin, and it's really soft (rainbow works really nicely, that's what i used, and my friends used some different kinds that were all one themed color rainbow)
*scissors
*cardboard with foil on top works very well for workspace

1. blow up the balloon
2. cut strips of yarn, but make sure they're not too long, as it will cause a problem, but not too short because they won't end up looking as good.  if you wrap the string through your thumb and forefinger down around your elbow a couple of times and cut through it, it should be okay
3. cover the strings with the mod podge and wrap around the balloon.  you want to cover a lot of it, but don't cover so much of it that there's no holes! (don't forget around the top!)
4. let dry, and voila!  pop the balloon and slip it out through the top.  now, you can cut out a hole, fill it with easter grass, put stuff in there, use them as ornaments, decorate to your heart's delight!

hope you have as much fun as i did!  it's a great activity for kids if you don't mind getting glue all over the place!

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« Reply #1 on: April 09, 2004 02:42:23 PM »

 ::)That would be cool also if you were able to get really round balloons.  It could be a ceiling hanging in the corner of my office.  
I wonder what materials it would take to make these light bulb "shades"

I'll keep my eye out for less eggy balloons.
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« Reply #2 on: April 13, 2011 12:12:04 PM »

Hey y'all.. just came back across this post that I created 7 years ago... wow!  I realize the picture links are not working, and I'll see if I can fix that.  I still have that easter egg, and what a fun craft that was!

I'll have to see if I can gather up those images now.. I can't imagine they're of any decent quality, so maybe I will just have to have a crafting party this weekend to recreate the project.  Haha!   Cheesy


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« Reply #3 on: April 13, 2011 02:47:30 PM »

how funny! I hardly ever look at the dates when reading posts! And yep the links do not work Sad I have always wanted to try this, too bad this is my last day of spring break I would do it with my kids.
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« Reply #4 on: April 14, 2011 04:56:10 PM »

I think my kids would love this.  I have been looking for something crafty to do with them this weekend.  I think we might try it.  I'll post pics if we do it.
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