How to make silly string Easter eggs

It's all good fun with these string egg decorations

easter crafts for kids: how to make easter silly string

These decorations are egg-actly (sorry!) what you've been looking for and make a great Easter craft

 to do with kids during the holidays.

These don't come from your local hen, but are a hollow, man-made (and much prettier, if we do say so ourselves) version of the original. We're talking about silly string eggs, a creative twist on the classic egg-decorating tradition.

Although a bit messy, these eggs are fun to make with your children and you can worry about the tidying afterwards. Clear a space for the activity and set out newspapers for any pesky drips that may result from using your pva glue/water mixture.

Let the kids get as festive as they want with designs for the eggs - there are no rules! Once complete, the eggs can be strung together to create beautiful hanging adornments able to spruce up any room. Alternatively, the eggs can serve as holiday treats or party favours for young guests. Instead of stringing them together, simply fill them with chocolates for a sweet surprise inside!

You will need

  • Water balloons
  • String
  • Newspaper
  • Pva glue
  • Water
  • Small bowl
  • Embroidery threads
  • Pegs
  • Clothes dryer
  • Pin

Step 1

Blow up the water balloons and tie a piece of string to the knotted ends ready for hanging up to dry.

Step 2

Protect your work space with some newspaper. Pour some pva glue into a bowl, add a little water and stir.

Step 3

Roll a balloon in the pva/water mixture, covering the entire surface.

Step 4

Unwind a skein of embroidery thread and wrap around the balloon, covering it evenly and not leaving any large gaps.

Step 5

Roll the wrapped balloon in the pva/water mixture once again, then hang up to dry overnight.

Step 6

Repeat the process with the other colour embroidery threads.

Step 7

When the glue is completely dry, pop each baloon with a pin, and carefully remove the remnants and the string. Scrape away any noticeable dried bits of glue with the pin.

Tip: Hang your string eggs from an Easter tree or arrange in a bowl for a colour-popping centrepiece.

Craft: by Suzie Attaway

Jessica Dady
Food Editor

Jessica Dady is Food Editor at GoodtoKnow and has over 11 years of experience as a digital editor, specialising in all things food, recipes, and SEO. From the must-buy seasonal food hampers and advent calendars for Christmas to the family-friendly air fryers that’ll make dinner time a breeze, Jessica loves trying and testing various food products to find the best of the best for the busy parents among us. Over the years of working with GoodtoKnow, Jessica has had the privilege of working alongside Future’s Test Kitchen to create exclusive videos - as well as writing, testing, and shooting her own recipes. When she’s not embracing the great outdoors with her family at the weekends, Jessica enjoys baking up a storm in the kitchen with her favourite bakes being chocolate chip cookies, cupcakes, and a tray of gooey chocolate brownies