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    How to Make Sugar Stiffener.

    My girlfriend was describing to me these Easter eggs that she made by blowing up a ballooning covering it with string..pop the balloon and then you have the egg.
    But she said her egg was falling apart.
    I want to make some..would "jiffy" or glue and better to soak the string in?
    Has anyone made this.
    Hi Luci,

    My mom used to make these and I gave her a call as soon as I read your post to get her recipe. She uses a sugar and water combination.

    1/2 cup of white sugar
    1/2 cup of water
    Bring to a boil and let cool.
    Soak the string in the solution then wrap around the balloon.
    Let sit until completely dry then pop the ballon.
    With a sharp knife carefully cut a hole in the side or cut to form a basket shape if you wish.

    Hope this is what you were looking for.
    You can also use this recipe to make hats and different things out of crocheted doilies.
    Just soak the doily and shape over a bowl or whatever and let dry.

    Happy Crafting!
    Caroline Dick C-DAN Member
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