With Easter approaching this is a creative craft for children of all ages.

Inflate an oval balloon or a water balloon. You can blow it up to just about the size of an egg or make it as large as desired.

Cut cotton yarn, crochet thread or embroidery floss into 12 to 24-inch long strands. You can go with 1 color or use several colors of thread.

Mix together some white glue diluted slightly with water (about 3 parts glue to 1 part water, or add just enough water to achieve a workable consistency)

Soak several strands of yarn or thread into the paste.

Take one strand, pulling it between your thumb and forefinger to remove excess paste.

Wrap the wet thread around the balloon

Continue doing Steps 5 and 6 with the rest of the strands of thread. Wrap them in various directions to create crisscrossing patterns around the balloon.

You can wrap the balloon with as much thread as you like for a more covered or solid look or use less thread for an egg with lots of open spaces. Hang up the egg to dry. It will take about 1 to 2 days to dry completely.

Once dry, use a pin to burst the balloon. Carefully pull out the deflated balloon from the egg.

These colorful String Easter eggs will look great inside a basket or large bowl. For an extra decorative touch fill them with candy.

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