Sugar Spun Easter Egg Baskets and Mini Treats

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Step by step directions for making your own sugar spun Easter Basket decoration – an adorable, functional craft made only with string, sugar and water
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To Begin, you’ll need the following items:

 

  • Small balloon
  • 2 C. Sugar
  • 1 C. hot water

1 skein crochet floss (or COTTON yarn) Floss works much better, but cotton yarn will do in a pinch.

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Mix the sugar and water. (use warm water as to dissolve all the sugar).
Blow up your balloons and tie off the end.

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Drop your entire skein of floss into the sugar mix, turning it several times to coat.

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Grasp 1 end and start wrapping.

Wrap the floss around the balloon over and over again until the balloon is mostly covered like a spider web, with holes and windows.

Let it completely dry, overnight.
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Then pop the balloon, (make sure you immediately throw away all balloon parts especially around small children) cut a 2 to 3 inch oval hole on the side of the egg.

Add lace or ribbon around the hole to decorate it, ( a hot glue gun works wonders for this part) put in Easter grass & a little bunny or some eggs.

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This is a great project, that is fun to do with the kids, although you will be quite sticky. Perhaps a project best done outside on a warm spring day.

These are great for gifts!
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Alternatively, you can create individual mini Easter Egg Filled treats using small toys and candies!

Insert treats into a small balloon, blow it up, apply the same method listed above to colored yarn, let them dry, pop the balloon and you have instant filled treats!

If you don’t want to use sugar water, you can soak the string in Elmer’s School Glue (which dries clear).

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Image Credit for Peach Basket goes to Schltebunny

Image Credit for Easter Egg String Treats goes to ChrysN

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2 Comments

  1. Hii,
    If anyone can help me it is most appreciated. I started making three of these eggs with the crochet thread
    I used mod podge to glue together. I let 2 dry for 2#days
    And one for 24 hours.
    When I tried to pop the balloons the first 2 the balloon didn’t pop the other one the balloon popped right away.
    The two that didn’t pop right away , after I left them alone for 24 hours, they collapsed into them selves.

    But the other one stayed perfect, what did I do wrong? Any helpful suggestions are very welcome. Thanks so much.

    • Hii,
      If anyone can help me it is most appreciated. I started making three of these eggs with the crochet thread
      I used mod podge to glue together. I let 2 dry for 2#days
      And one for 24 hours.
      When I tried to pop the balloons the first 2 the balloon didn’t pop the other one the balloon popped right away.
      The two that didn’t pop right away , after I left them alone for 24 hours, they collapsed into them selves.

      But the other one stayed perfect, what did I do wrong? Any helpful suggestions are very welcome. Thanks so much.

      Try it with the sugar instead of the mod podge, sugar tends to harden better. Just use a small balloon to test it out first, and only make one until you see the results. Hope this helps.

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