How to Make an Easter Basket With a Balloon & Sugar String

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Things You'll Need

  • String

  • Scissors

  • Sugar

  • Water

  • Balloon

  • Large bowl

  • Old newspapers

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Easter egg baskets are a staple of Easter celebrations. Baskets can be colorful or shaped like animals. You can make an Easter egg-shaped basket at home with a few materials commonly found around the house. It is a simple craft project that kids can help create. Once completed, the basket can be filled with smaller Easter eggs and candy for an Easter surprise.


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Step 1

Blow up a balloon to your desired size and tie the end in a knot.

Step 2

Fill a large microwaveable bowl with water and heat it in the microwave for 30 seconds.

Step 3

Add sugar to the water one cup at a time until the sugar will not dissolve anymore. Stir the sugar in to help it dissolve, and allow the mixture to cool.


Step 4

Dip a balloon into the mixture and turn it so all sides of the balloon are coated with the sugar mixture.

Step 5

Dip string into the mixture, and wrap the string onto the balloon in any direction you like. Make sure the string covers a majority of the balloon. The string should stay on the balloon by itself due to the sticky nature of the sugar water.


Step 6

Dip the balloon into the mixture again, and turn it so all of the string gets re-coated in sugar water.

Step 7

Tie a long string to the knotted end of the balloon, and suspend the balloon from a high place so it isn't touching anything. Place old newspapers under the balloon so sugar water doesn't end up on the floor.

Step 8

Wait for the balloon to dry completely, then pop the balloon. Take the deflated balloon out of the hardened string basket.