Learn how to make a Beaded Easter Egg!
If you have tri-beads and a hot glue gun, you can turn a plain Styrofoam egg into a work or art!
Materials and Supplies
- Styrofoam Egg
- Tri-beads - 3 colors (approximately 65 of each color)
- Hot glue gun and glue sticks
- Optional: Eye hook
- If you don't want to use a hot glue gun, get some common pins, the type with the colored ball on the end, and attach the beads to the Styrofoam egg by inserting a pin into each hole in the beads. Be sure that the ball on the pin is larger than the hole in the bead. Also, you should choose pins with a color that matches or compliments the beads.
Start at the smaller end of the egg. Apply hot glue to a small section of the Styrofoam egg and start adding tri-beads. We put one tri-bead on the tip of the egg then changed to the second color and made a circle around the first bead. Then, change to the third color and make a row with that color. Go back to color #1 and continue down the egg alternating between the three colors. Continue adding glue and beads to the egg working in small sections at a time until the egg is completely covered.
- Insert an eyehook through the hole in the top tri-bead. Use fishing line or string to hang the egg from a tree, ceiling fan or wherever you like.
- Make several eggs and display them in a basket.