Easter is absolutely my favorite holiday! I love everything about it, Spring is here, warmer weather is coming, bright colors and flowers are beginning to show up , the birds are singing when you wake up & the very reason why life is good is being celebrated! My Lord and Savior died for me (and you!) but He didn't stay dead, he rose again!! And that my friends is something to celebrate!!
So I love, love, love to do fun crafts and activities with my kiddos to prepare for the holiday! Now I obviously love to do activities that focus on the Lord and teach my children more about this great holiday, but I also enjoy doing some crafts that are just for fun!
One day last week we made some Easter Egg Garland that I found over at Crafty Endeavor. I remember doing this with my mom when I was younger and thought it would be fun to pass on the tradition.
You simply need some Embroidery Floss, Liquid Starch, small balloons and flour. I purchased my floss & starch from Amazon but you should also be able to find them in any craft store. Once you gather your supplies simply mix 1 cup of liquid starch with 1/2 cup of flour really well!
Once its mixed well choose the color of embroidery floss you would like to use first and dip it in the liquid. It works best if you kind of twirl the floss into the liquid in a circle instead of just plopping it in so it doesn't get tangled.
When all the floss is wet take it and gently wrap around a small balloon. While you are wrapping you should also be swiping the excess water & starch mixture off of the floss. Once your balloon is wrapped (you will use one full strand of floss per balloon) lay it flat for several hours to dry.
After at least 4 hours feel the balloon and if all of your floss is dry and stiff you can then pop your balloon. Then take another pack of floss to string your little eggs. :)
My boys, (2 & 5) especially my oldest. Thought this was a neat little Easter craft. They both wanted to help wrap the balloons but after doing 1 balloon they were done, it was a little hard for them to keep the floss secure. So I was a little bummed that they could't participate more, but they did help pop the balloons and they thought the finished product was great! In a few years I think they will be able to easily help with something like this, but for younger kids its just a little too difficult.
~Amanda*Amanda is a contributing writer as part of the Thrifty Nifty Mommy Blogger Network. You can read more from Amanda on her personal blog, Open Hands!*