Monday, April 2, 2012

Yarn Wrapped Eggs

Easter is one of my favorite times of the year; it signals new growth, flowers and warmer weather! I tend to get more inspiration in the spring than any other time of the year.  I made these eggs a few years ago for Easter; I got them out for decorations this year and got inspired for a newer version of them.  Stay tuned for that!
This was such an easy project to make, it would be another perfect one for older kids.  I made these eggs while sitting on the couch watching a movie!

Materials Needed:
  • Styrofoam eggs (various sizes)
  • Yarn (various colors and styles)
  • Elmer's Glue
  • Straight Pin
  • Scissors

I began by pinning yarn to the top of an egg; then spread glue around the egg.  Carefully, I spun the yarn around the egg to cover the entire Styrofoam with yarn.  The trickiest part was completing the wrap on the bottom of the egg.  Since the bottom of the eggs was wider, the yarn was having a difficult time staying put.  I found that by using tons of glue and wrapping slowly at the bottom I would get the best results. 

My favorite yarn to use on this project was the multi-color cotton yarn I had left over from another project.  The 'fuzzier' yarn, like the Homespun, did not look as good as I anticipated.  This was a very fun project and would work really well for fall and winter projects as well! 




Happy Crafting!