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If you follow me on Snapchat (bythegills), you may have already seen how this ever-so-popular string egg craft turned out. I was so excited to do this project with Marleigh after I found it on Pinterest! We went to the store to buy balloons, she picked out some colorful embroidery thread, and we got all set up at the dining room table for our string egg extravaganza!

…Or so we thought.

I’m usually pretty crafty, but this project was a major Pinterest fail. The glue got everywhere, the embroidery thread got tangled almost immediately, and no matter how hard I tried, I could NOT make the balloons resemble any kind of egg.

(LOL at that look on Marleigh’s face! I feel your pain, sister.)

Needless to say, we both gave up on the project three balloons in. To add insult to injury, it took forever for the string to fully harden on the balloons – and even longer to wash the glue off our hands and the dining room table!

I still took a couple photos throughout the process just in case the “eggs” actually ended up turning out and I could post a “this project sucked to make but actually turned out kind of great!” post. Nope. Not at all. This project sucked to make and the end result sucked just as much.

I didn’t even bother taking photos of the “finished products.” Instead of stringing the eggs up on our mantle or making a fun Easter wreath out of them as I had originally intended, they made their way straight to the garbage can.

Womp womp.

Moral of the story? Doing crafts with your kids is fun. Doing crafts that are better suited for Martha Stewart-level crafters with your kids is not fun. I guess this year we’ll stick with the classic Easter egg dyeing kits!

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2 Comments

  • Reply Sarabeth McElhaney

    This is hilarious! I’m convinced that most Pinterest projects are only doable for a 10 seconds photo shoot and then they collapse haha.

    March 21, 2016 at 5:19 pm
    • Reply Samantha Gill

      lol you should have seen how these things turned out. When I popped the balloons, the string on two of the three ended up collapsing in. Literally a hard wad of embroidery floss. So ridiculous!

      March 21, 2016 at 5:23 pm

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