Now the messiness begins! Just dip and spread the tissue paper on the balloon. Work the pieces of gooey paper around the balloon until the entire balloon is covered. Once it is completely covered, this is where the yarn comes in. You’ll need to cut pieces of yarn long enough so that you can lay it around the balloon to look like the lead on a stained glass window.
It will need to be dipped in the paste so that it will adhere to the maché that you’ve already put on the balloon. Meld it all together nicely, then set it aside to dry. The time it will take to dry depends on the humidity in your area. It could be from 24 to 72 hours for a complete drying time. Once the Stained Glass Paper Maché is dry, you may use a pointy object, like a straight pen to pop the balloon inside. Use more yarn to string a strand of these together for a beautiful light-catching delight!