How many ways can you decorate Easter eggs? Here are two more Easter egg craft ideas – Wrapped Yarn Eggs and Needlefelted Eggs. If you craft, then I know you have leftover yarn around the house and these Wrapped Yarn Eggs will put it to good use! They’re a fun Easter egg craft for the kids, too. Be sure to also take a peek at the two Needlefelted Eggs, and check out our shortcut needlefelting technique.
To make Yarn Wrapped Eggs, you’ll need:
- STYROFOAM Brand Foam: 5” egg (or size of your choice)
- Thick white craft glue
- Optional: Felt, fabric, buttons
- Tools needed: Scissors, straight pins; wooden skewer
To make Yarn Wrapped Eggs:
1.Place a dab of glue on narrow end of egg; using wooden skewer, poke the end of the yarn into egg and secure it with a craft pin. Wind the yarn tightly around the narrow point of the egg, adding a small amount of glue as you go; continue winding the yarn around the egg, keeping the yarn close together. Add pins, if needed, to hold yarn in place till glue dries. Keep winding till you reach the middle.
2. Repeat Step 1, starting at the wide end of the egg. Continue winding yarn around egg till you meet in the middle.
3. Optional: Cut out flowers and leaves from fabric or felt and glue onto egg. Add button centers.
If you’ve wanted to try needlefelting but don’t know how to start, these Needlefelted Eggs are a way to sample the technique without making a big commitment. Because designer Rebekah Meier used foam eggs for the core, you’ll find that this needlefelting technique is faster and uses less wool roving than traditional methods. Have fun and change up the colors, just like Rebekah did. The photos link to the needlefelting tutorials on StyrofoamCrafts.com.
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