Tomorrow is Palm Sunday! Easter is next week
Okay, so these sounded a whole lot cuter to make than they turned out. But thought I would share the idea with you and see if you can make them look better than we did
Take a water balloon and put in a piece of candy.
Since Heather can’t have most Easter candy, we opted for some pretty beads
Blow up balloon with candy/bead inside.
Note: water balloons are made for exploding, so tend to be kind of flimsy.
We had several that blew out or had holes.
Cut some pieces of yarn and soak them in some diluted glue. Similar to making paper mache, but using yarn rather than paper.
Wrap yarn around the water balloon.
Make sure the holes in between the yarn aren’t too big.
After the ‘eggs’ are wrapped, allow yarn/glue to dry for a couple of days.
My big helper wasn’t sure what to think of the project at this point.
After the glue is dry, pop the balloon and pull it out through the holes, leaving the candy/bead inside.
We had a few holes that were too big, so the beads rolled right out of the ‘eggs’.
And I should have used a stiffer glue solution. I used 50-50 water/glue. Am wondering if Modge Podge or fabric stiffener might not be a better option?
On a different note:
My old waffle iron gave up the ghost. It had been steadily going downhill for a while, but the last batch of chocolate waffles were such a mess that I didn’t even bother to clean the iron. It just went into the trash.
After some research, I found Breville waffle irons. They have a PFOA free nonstick coating, so no Teflon. Yay!
Williams-Sonoma was having a sale on them, along with a sale on Weck canning jars, so seemed like a perfect time to order
So this morning, we had waffles
It’s SO cool! You can select temperature and browning. There is a moat around it so that waffle batter doesn’t ooze everywhere while they’re cooking. The waffles came out great And they are Heather approved She can put more maple syrup in the deep holes than in the waffles from the old iron
And on a completely different note: I started classes for Speech Language Pathology Assistant wow! So it’s a bit crazy around here
Always look on the bright side of life.