This post is part of a series for a Dino themed birthday party. To view the rest of the series head on over to the Dino Birthday Party post.
I know this post isn’t about food but it does contain a recipe so I hope that counts! ;) I couldn’t help but share this Dino Egg Chandelier with you because it’s so much fun to make and the results are so adorable, yet chic. They were a big hit at the party and I love that you can customize the colours to suit the colour theme of your party.
All you need to make these dino eggs is some yarn, petroleum jelly (vaseline), cornstarch, school glue and balloons. Let’s get started!
Blow up the balloons until they form an egg shape. I tried to make mine differing sizes to add some dimension. Hang the balloons in a dry area using a piece of yarn (we started outside on our deck and moved them to the curtain rod on our shower for night). Coat the balloons in petroleum jelly, making sure to cover every inch.
Mix together glue ingredients (recipe below). Cut a long piece of yarn and coat it thoroughly in the glue mixture. Squeeze out the excess, while still keeping them nicely coated. Tie one end of the coated yarn to the yarn that the balloon is hanging from; wrap it around the balloon in all directions until you get look you want. Tie the loose end of the yarn to another piece at the top of the balloon. Let dry for 24 hours.
Once dry, pop the balloons. This was the part where I thought for sure they weren’t going to turn out. I was expecting the yarn to go all floppy once the balloon popped, but to my excitement they held their shape! Remove the balloons; and the dino eggs are ready to hang. Group them together to form a chandelier or spread them out, as I did, along the edge of a patio or porch. And, enjoy!
Dino Egg Glue
- 1 cup cornstarch
- 1/2 cup cool water
- 1 bottle of school glue
Mix together ingredients until smooth.
Makes enough for approximately 6 balloons (depending on size and how much yarn is used to cover).