Most beads are round, but our "egg beads" are egg-shaped - an original craft idea for Easter!
You will need:
Coloured air drying clay (older children could use oven hardening clay, such as Fimo)
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.