Egg Beads

Most beads are round, but our "egg beads" are egg-shaped - an original craft idea for Easter!

Egg Beads

You will need:

Coloured air drying clay (older children could use oven hardening clay, such as Fimo)
Blunt needle

Instructions:

Make an egg shape from a small lump of clay. Use other coloured clay to add stripes or dots, or mix more than one colour together for a marbled egg.

Use the needle to make a hole in the egg, wiggling it around a little to make the hole bigger. Take care with children and needles. Younger children should let an adult make the hole.

Make lots of egg beads for a necklace, or thread them on to a pipe cleaner (chenille stem) to make a bangle, as we have done.

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