Simple and fun! just in time for Easter!! : Yarn Easter Eggs | Sheryl Abid | Skillshare

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Simple and fun! just in time for Easter!! : Yarn Easter Eggs

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2 Lessons (13m)
    • 1. Introduction

    • 2. Yarn Easter Eggs

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This class will show you how to make yarn easter eggs. This is an easy course that can be done with children of all ages and is simple and fun! I have included a word document of supplies and directions for this project as well, so you can follow along if you'd like.

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Sheryl Abid


Hi! and I'm excited to be teaching! I am a fine arts and crafts professional. I was a graphic artist for 10 years with a BA in graphic design. I am operate my own art business and have done several commisions, such as the Remnant book Series. I have a vast knowledge of crochet, painting, drawing and much more and want to share all my knowledge with you!

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1. Introduction: I'm Cheryl and I'm with Astros. Imagine area. It's that time of year. Easter is a big time of year for many families. Um, and what a great way to spend some time with family than Teoh Create a fun and simple project that's really good for all ages. Um, we're gonna be learning how to do some yarn Easter eggs. It doesn't require a lot of materials to make in its Superfund. And, um, really creates those special moments. Um, I look forward to seeing all of those projects that you make and thank you for joining me. 2. Yarn Easter Eggs: Hello. And I'm glad that you've joined me to do this project. It is for the yarn. Easter eggs here is the one that is not quite finished Because I need to show you how to do that last bit so much. Some materials that you need would be some yarn of your choice. So many expensive balloons. You don't want to get anything that is, um, all that expensive dollar stores Perfectly fine, because we're just gonna be popping the balloon and throwing away at the end. Anyway, You wanna have some water and some flour, and I have a four kier, and that's to mix the, um, paper. Mushake. Make sure that we're gonna use on. And then, of course, you want to make sure you have some says they're seeking Cut your your, um, make sure that you lay down some newspaper as you want toe. Make sure that you know you cover your workspace because it does get rather messy, especially if you're doing this project with your kids, nieces, nephews. So I did this project with my knees and she super loved this project. It's really easy and fun, and we're going to go ahead and get started. So the first part of the problem processes you want to make sure sure that you have the paper mache, a mixture done. I've used Munch podge, and there's another recipe for this that is, uh, like a hammer, Elmer's glue and water mixture. But, um, what those I found that they actually stick to the balloon. And so when you pop the balloon, it actually crushes in the yarn, and then you find that your, um, your egg just kind of crushes and within itself, and then it doesn't really look like a take, um, so the first thing you would do is we have flour in a bowl. Um, there's no exact measurements because it does go a long way, so you don't need a whole lot unless you're doing a bunch. So once you get the flower in, the more you want to put a little bit of water in at a time and I is a fort because this helps make the walk it easier as you go Now, you want to keep adding water until you get the consistency that you have a preference for . I like to sort of have it in between, um, being really thick and and also, you know, not too runny. I find that the consistency of being too thin is not as sturdy ing, and if it's too thick, it tends to take a really long time to dry. So I try to do cover in the middle so that it is something that dries evenly and, um, and it's still fairly sturdy. So you want to just mix it in really, really good like this. And as you can see, it's its liquidity. But it's not like super runny has a kind of an in between consistency. Usually the way I tested is if I take the fork in, it sort of doesn't just roll off but kinda drops down. It works out pretty good. All right, so now that we got that mixed, won't want to make sure that we get our balloons ready. No, I already blew up a couple, so that way you guys could see what's going on A so far is that And so what we want to do is now that we have these, you'll want to make sure that you form your balloons in a way that they're sort of vague shapes. So you know that the bigger on the bottom and then kind of the tipped for the less the smaller end of the egg. And I usually just since there's blown up so small, it's really easy to kind of start up maneuver those. So next step would be, um, you're gonna cut pieces of yarn. You don't need super long pieces of yarn. Uh, I tend to find that if you do too long, they get really knotted up in this process. So you want a lately urn into the paper mache, a mixture here, the flour and water. I usually do like this, and I hold one in. And then I want to make sure that I did. You know, the urn into the mixture. And then also the end. You can just get some of the excess off with your fingers. No, I've gotten the the uncovered so that I'm gonna hold that, and I'm going to pinch my two fingers together and just run the yarn through them, um, firm enough so that you know it can get all that X excess paper machine off, because if you can see here, it's really. It's really thick. And you you don't want it quite that think that way it drives a little better. But, you know, if you're working with little ones, um, there won't be perfect. And that's okay. Um, it still it still works. It's just what may take, you know, a little longer. When I do with my niece, she had it really think, and it just took, like, a little extra time toe dry. Um, so if you see, um, it is covered now, Um, and so what you want to do is you want to take your balloon. I generally start kind of the thicker and because it's a little easier toe, hold it down for that first drink and you want to hold it and then wrap it around like, and it doesn't have to be anything specific. You just wrapping around the balloon. However, it works best for you, you know, and you're going to start making this mesh pattern for your EG. So see him started just wrapping it around. Um, it's good to kind of try to get it's overlapping, um, over each other, cause it tends to stick a little better from it's okay, If it's a little loose in some spots, you just adjust the yarn. So it's like, you know, covering it. See, it's christening. They're crisscrossing there, um, wrapping around. See, I got some spots. So you want to make sure that you just sort of push it this way, and then you'll go and make get another piece of yard. You wanna mix that in there just like the before, like this? Get the tip in layer, and then once you get the tip finished, then you're going to do the same process. Run it through your fingers. Now, if you feel any dry spots, make sure you get some of the machine on there kind of a dry spot there, Um, and then running three fingers just like before like this, right? And you want to make sure that you go through, get all of it kind of covered in an excess off. But right now that we've done that, So I am going to take this yarn because I have a couple, you know, the ends that air here that are loose. I'm gonna put this year in over the top just so sort of hold those down. I'm gonna go around like this and you'll start to build up your your kind of your design that you're doing here. So you're wrapping around like this, man, You know, I go like this. No, I I like to tuck the ends. Just a sort of make sure that they stay in place. Good thing with this machine is because it is a little tacky when it's what it makes it stick to the balloon a little easier. But, you know, you can tuck the edges just to kind of secure that yarn in place. And then cuz it's starting toe to build up when a guy and put one more piece of yarn on there and then I'll show you what you do once your egg is dry. So we're going to do that again. We'll take the urine and there, make sure it's good covered. Run the yarn through your fingers like this to make sure all the excesses off. Okay, we're gonna wrap it around again. Now, I'm gonna go ahead and tuck this in peace kind of under another piece of urine just to sort of secure it like that. Hold it down there so we don't lose traction. Marina, take this. And since I don't have any on the end, just kind of wrapping around there, that's se just forever that crisscross. Go over. That going to this? There are lots. Probably pretty good. Now, I just kind of smoothed down the engines a little bit like this. Se tuck. Maybe the tip there, put it underneath. And then so that egg is all set. Um, so you want to? What I did is I used in a cut to let these draw. I want to make sure that they have some space around them. So what I did is I went ahead and just put it in the egg carton like this. And when it try, if you don't have any cart, you know what? I know they a curtain that you've used. Um, then you can use glasses just just so that there is more space for these to air dry as best . If you set it down on the table, you'll just need to make sure your rotate the egg. Um, that's why you know, in a carton works out pretty good, because their space underneath and all around, Um this to a lot of dry. So So here's the finished egg and it's already dried. You can see it's a big step now. So what do you want to dio is I want to make sure you hold on to the end of your get it out , and then you'll actually pop your blue and see how that just popped out there. And then you'll just carefully remove the delivery. And as you can see, it is a solid darn eg. Um, I'm like I said, if you wanted to put, you know, little toys or candy and there that that's a really great way to do that. Just make sure when you do that that you wrap your yarn enough to where it doesn't just fall through the holes. But but this is it. And I hope that you have a lot of fun with this project and enjoy your Easter people. Join me and I hope to see you again, sir.