Eggs in cages

8 Mar

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This is a really cute and pretty easy Easter craft activity.

 Although this project would be a great activity to do with kids, I wanted to keep it a secret from my mini men as it will be one of their Easter Bunny gifts.

The things you will need to make your own little egg cages are some wool, craft glue, balloons, eggs or any other little treats you want to put in ( I tried some little fluffy chicks but their wire legs popped the balloon when I blew it up)

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The first, and probably hardest thing to do in this project is getting your treats in to the balloons. After you have managed to do this you can blow up your balloon to what ever size you like, I chose a small eggplant size.

For the wool, I cut a couple of long lengths and let them sit in the craft glue and wrapped them around the balloon and let them dry. Once they were dry I also sprayed a bit of hairspray on them just for some added firmness.

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Once dry I popped the balloon, in hindsight a layer of vaseline or something similar on the balloon before putting the wool on might have been a good idea, as the wool was stuck to the balloon and as the air came out of the balloon the little cages went out of shape. I was able to push them back into shape though.

If there are any little spots where the eggs can escape it is really easy just to add a little piece of wool to make the gap smaller and the cage more secure, and pick out any little pieces of dried glue with tweezers to tidy them up.

I am excited for he Mini Men to receive these, I know they are going to love them they are just too cute not to love!

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7 Responses to “Eggs in cages”

  1. missgreensheep March 8, 2013 at 4:01 pm #

    beautiful!

  2. clairelouise82 March 10, 2013 at 3:11 am #

    Reblogged this on Mummy Of Many Talents and commented:
    Isn’t this just the cutest Easter craft. This is a great little how too post but also a great blog to visit for all craft inspiration.

  3. clairelouise82 March 10, 2013 at 3:12 am #

    I’ve reblogged on mummy of many talents. Loving following the blog.x

  4. missamyjane March 16, 2013 at 1:28 am #

    So cute! I totally want to try this!

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