Lace (or other trim for the border)
I've heard of using liquid starch for making the baskets but I searched high and low and couldn't find any so I turned to the old reliable Mod Podge. Low and behold, it didn't let me down. I simply used 1 part Mod Podge, 1 part water for the gluey substance.
Blow up a balloon to whatever size you want your egg. You can either roll your balloon in the glue mixture and start wrapping or just throw the roll right in to soak it up and then start wrapping. There really is no wrong way to do it. You can use anywhere from a half a roll of thread to the entire thing, depending on the size and how you want your egg to look. Warning: It's messy!
When you're done wrapping the balloons, stand them up on cups. It helps if you've got something down for them to drip on. It usually takes about a good 24 hours to dry. Then, just pop your balloon and you've got your egg!
Now, cut a hole for your opening and the last thing you need is lace or some sort of border to seal off the raggedy edges. I used a glue gun to secure it on. Top it off with ribbon and your ready to fill it!
Just a few filling ideas.... we have the classic basket with all the junk food you desire. Another fun twist to the basket is to fill it and give it away as a gift.
Here is the "healthy" basket.
This particular basket is loaded with craisins, apples w/carmel dip, yogurt drink, string cheese, yogurt covered raisins, orange, goldfish crackers, flavored milk straws, low sodium microwave pop corn.
This is an example of a toy basket. Just make a quick trip to the dollar store and you'll find plenty of fillers that will keep your kiddo entertained for days without the sugar hangover.
These were such a blast to make and create. I was surprised at how cute my baskets turned out since I wasn't born with a single crafting bone in my body. The variations of baskets are endless!
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