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

Craft 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.

Craft Instructions

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.

Printable Instructions

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