How to make an Easter basket with a balloon & sugar string

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How to make an Easter basket with a balloon & sugar string
An easy Easter basket (Getty Thinkstock)

Easter egg baskets are a staple of Easter celebrations. Baskets can be colourful 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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Things you need

  • String
  • Scissors
  • Sugar
  • Water
  • Balloon
  • Large bowl
  • Old newspapers

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  1. 1

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

  2. 2

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

  3. 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.

  4. 4

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

  5. 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.

  6. 6

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

  7. 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.

  8. 8

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

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