We have been doing lots of embroidery work around this house ever since I bought my daughter a friendship bracelet set.
As I was looking for ideas for other things we could do with so much embroidery thread, I came across several ideas for making Easter egg decorations out of balloons, glue, and yarn. I thought it would work with the embroidery thread and be a fun activity for the kids. I have been wanting to have a hanging solar system for my son's room and thought this just might work.
We started by mixing glue with water (equal parts.)
Then we blew up balloons trying to make them relative to each other in size. We have a great Planet book called The Solar System by Rosalind Mist that helped us all along the way.
We set the finished balloons on drinking glasses to let them dry. I was worried that it wasn't going to work so in the end I dipped each finished balloon in glue to make sure it was fully covered.
After the balloons dried, it took about 24 hours, we popped the balloon and took it out from the center. I also took hi-gloss decoupage finish and sprayed it on the planets to help them stay hard and round.
I used more embroidery thread to hang the planets from the ceiling with our sun in the middle. The kids were thrilled with the result!