|Glue Recipe on the left, and Flour recipe on the right|
As it was getting close to Easter, I kept seeing the Easter Egg project that used yarn. I figured that it would be pretty simple to make. So I searched the internet finding the recipe that held it together. I found 2 recipes and I figured I would try both of them to see which one would work the best. The two recipes that I tried used glue and flour. The first one called for using Elmers glue and water. I used a whole bottle of the glue and filled the bottle 1/4 full of water to make a mix. I soaked the yarn in the mixture. Before doing this I put candy in balloons and blew them up a little bit. (I found it easier to use a pump to blow them up). I cut a bunch of yarn a few feet long to wrap all around the balloons. After soaking the yarn in the glue mixture, I wrapped it around the balloon, trying not to have any big gaps. It took 2 days for this to fully dry. I flipped it after day one so the bottom dried.
The flour mixture is one that I use for pinatas. I used 2 cups of water with 1 cup of flour. I did the same thing with the yarn and balloon. This mixture also took 2 days to fully dry.
In the end I found that the glue mixture did not hold up as well. As I was taking the balloons out the yarn collapsed and it was hard to get it back into shape. It also left the glue "skin" all over that I had to cut and pull off. The egg did not feel sturdy and the candies just fell out of them.
The flour mixture, in my opinion was a lot better. They yarn was hard and sturdy. It did not collapse as the balloons were deflated. This held the candy and was a little flexible so that if you wanted to add the candy after it was done instead of trying to squeeze them into a balloon, you are able to.
This project is something I can see doing at Christmas time too by making them Christmas ornaments with your children!