KidMag’s Easter Egg-stravaganza

Yes, we had to use a cheesy Easter pun for our title.

In this festive, fun article, there are facts, and an amazing Easter craft to decorate your house!

Facts About Easter:

  1. 81% percent of parents admit to stealing some of their kid’s candy that they collected on Easter scavenger hunts – so watch out kids!
  2. Americans spend $1.9 billion dollars on Easter candy annually. That’s the second most money spent on candy for a specific holiday, Halloween being the first.
  3. The tradition of colouring Easter eggs was invented by Ukrainians.
  4. 70% of candy purchased during Easter is chocolate. The second most popular candy at Easter is marshmallow Peeps.
  5. Americans eat 16 million jelly beans during the holiday of Easter. That’s enough to circle the ENTIRE globe three times. That’s a lot of jelly beans.
  6. The tallest Easter egg was made in Italy in April 2011. It weighed a colossal 7,200 kilograms!
  7. The most expensive chocolate bunny was worth $49,000. This is because 1.07 carat solitaire diamonds were used for its eyes.
  8. 76% of people eat the ears of a chocolate bunny first.
  9. The largest painted Easter egg was made in Brazil in March 2019 and was 49 feet and three inches tall.
  10. The largest gathering of people dressed up as rabbits took place in Beijing, China and 1,119 people took part!

Easter Craft:
These yarn Easter eggs are a festive way to decorate your room. They are fun and easy to make, and they only require a few items:

  1. A balloon (the colour of the balloon does not matter.)
  2. Glue
  3. Yarn (remember that the colour you choose will be a little bit darker and brighter in the end!
  4. Scissors
  5. Tweezers
  6. Spoon or popsicle stick
  7. Plastic bowl or container
  8. Adult supervision and permission, of course!

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Start by blowing up your balloon until it is just a little bigger than an actual egg. If you would like, you can insert an Easter candy or chocolate into the balloon, but remember that you will not be able to eat it later.
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When you are done blowing up the balloon, set it to the side and begin to squirt some glue into the bowl or container.
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At this point, you can start soaking the yarn into the glue. Remember to spread the yarn out in the glue, and untangle any knots in the yarn before letting it touch the glue. You don’t want to be untangling sticky, glue-covered yarn!
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It should look like this:
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If not all of the yarn is submerged in glue, mix it around with a spoon or popsicle stick. Make sure to be gentle while doing this or the yarn will get tangled. In the end, it should look something like this:
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Now remember the balloon you set aside? It is time to use it now. Grab the balloon and wrap the gluey yarn around it neatly. Don’t spread it out too much, but make sure that none of the yarn is too close together.
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When you are finished, set the balloon on a paper towel or hang it on a clothesline to let it dry. When they are dry, all of the yarn will be completely hardened and there will be no soft or wet spots where the glue has not dried. It will probably take about sixteen hours. If they are drying on a paper towel, rotate them half way through the drying process so that the bottom part (which was touching the paper towel) faces upward and so that the top faces downward to allow all parts of the balloon to dry equally.
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When they have dried (finally!) it will be time to pop the balloon. This can be challenging as the balloon often sticks to the yarn because of the glue. If this happens, simply use your fingers to unattach the yarn from the balloon. This will probably take about five minutes.
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When the balloon is popped, remove it with some tweezers. When you are done removing the balloon, you are finished! It should look like this:
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Use them to decorate your room, the house, or to hide on an Easter scavenger hunt!

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Happy Easter!