How to make an Easter egg from beads?
How to make an Easter egg from beads?

Beaded Easter eggs are a wonderful gift for a bright holiday for loved ones. Only good thoughts, warmth and a piece of your soul are invested in such a gift, because such gifts are always made with love. These souvenirs will give only pleasant memories. At Easter, it is customary to give eggs to each other, and how nice it will be to receive such a beautiful handmade egg! Today we will figure out how to make an Easter egg from beads. What are the ways and options for making such souvenirs.

Basis or egg blank

The most important thing in weaving Easter eggs with beads is the blank. What will be the basis that we will braid.

Now in stores that sell goods for needlework, you can find various blanks for such eggs, they can be both wooden and plastic. You can also take forms from children's toys. They can be different in shape, they can be small, like from a kinder surprise, or large. If there are no eggs made of plastic and wood, then you can make an egg from papier-mâché.

There are many optionsproduction of such eggs. Ranging from the simplest to the most complex options. The simplest options are suitable for beginners and children. After all, a child cannot cope with work that is not subject to every adult. The photo of Easter eggs from beads in this article will serve as an example for independent work.

There are many ways to make a beaded egg. Let's take a look at some of them.

Pasting eggs with beads

pasting with beads

The first way to create an Easter egg from beads is pasting. If you have never wove anything from beads, then it does not matter. After all, if you really want to, then everything will work out! So, beaded Easter eggs, for beginners, this method will be a great start in creating such masterpieces.

We will need the following materials:

  • chicken eggs or ready-made wooden blank;
  • food coloring, if using a wooden base, it is better to take acrylic primer and acrylic paints;
  • PVA glue;
  • toothpick;
  • beads;
  • vinegar.


  1. Place the washed eggs in a container with vinegar, which was added to warm water and leave for a minute. Thanks to this, the paint will lie evenly when stained. Then boil the eggs in cold water for 10 minutes.
  2. While the eggs are boiling, dilute the dye, as indicated in the instructions, and the already cooled eggs will be placed in a container with dye and left for dyeing. The longer the egg is in the dye container, the better the dye color will be.
  3. After the eggs are completely dry aftercoloring, you can proceed to decorating eggs with beads. To do this, mark our egg and imagine where it will be decorated with beads.
  4. If you have a wooden base, then first apply acrylic primer. We let it dry, then apply acrylic paint, and after drying it will work. For acrylic paint, it will be more reliable to use Crystal glue. PVA glue may simply not give any result.
  5. According to our idea, we apply PVA glue. You can come up with drawings yourself or find them on the Internet. Then, using a toothpick, apply the prepared beads. This work does not like haste.
Pasting with beads

If a real egg is used as a blank, then its significant disadvantage is a short shelf life. But maybe someone will like this option. Again, for children, this will be a great way to decorate eggs for the bright holiday of Easter.

But if you take a wooden egg as a blank, then this minus can be avoided. Many people ask why paint eggs if they are covered with beads anyway. We paint eggs, because the beads are translucent. If you have a pattern of dark beads, then the base will be visible, and it will distract the eye. If the finished pattern is, for example, red, then the wooden base must also be covered with red acrylic paint. Then our egg will not shine through the bead weaving. The work will look more harmonious. Therefore, the best solution would be to pre-color the egg before pasting such an egg with beads.

But inin any case, you pay attention to your drawing, to what kind of work you should end up with.

Beaded egg option 2

In this method, an egg is also created by gluing, but here we will use a ready-made thread, on which we first string beads. Then such a thread is glued to the glue. This option is also suitable for both children and beginners.

Materials for work:

  • thread for sewing thick or nylon;
  • beads solid or multi-colored;
  • PVA glue or "Moment"/"Crystal";
  • a needle for beads (it will be convenient to string beads on our thread, if there is none, then you can do without it);
  • boiled egg, or wooden base, eggs from children's toys or papier-mâché.

It's very simple here. We take a kapron thread or fishing line. And we string beads on it: plain or multi-colored according to our personal taste and idea.

And glue the thread with beads in circles on our base. More durable, of course, will be a base made of papier-mâché wood or eggs from children's toys. Most conveniently, such a thread will be glued to a wooden base. It makes sense, as in the previous method, to cover the workpiece with pigment or acrylic paint, as described above, in the previous method.

The most important rule is to keep the thread under tension, not to give slack, gradually moving in a circle, and then fix the end of the thread with glue.

Easter egg weaving from beads

Beaded eggs

We need materials:

  • wooden egg;
  • beads, there will be 4 colors in our master class;
  • kapron thread;
  • beading needle;
  • acrylic paint in the color of beads;
  • paint brush.

And in this version, we cover the wooden eggs with acrylic paint to match the color of our work. This way of weaving Easter eggs from beads for beginners is also suitable, but it would be better to do the work first or second in the way described above, so that your hands get used to working with the base, with beads, but in any case, the choice is yours.

Now we need to measure our egg at its widest point by stringing beads on a thread.

Measuring the circumference

The number of beads must be written down so as not to forget. Now take 5 beads and connect them with a thread in a circle.

It was a zero circle. On the first circle, add 1 bead between the beads of the 1st row. Working with a needle.

On the second row, we add yellow beads, but already 2 beads between blue beads.

On the third row we add 1 yellow bead each.

It turns out like this pillow.

Pillow beaded

Now we will add white beads. It's like we sew with a needle and thread, only we add beads to our sewing.

Alternate in a circle weaving 1 bead, then 2.

And so we weave until we reach the amount that we measured at the very beginning. Measuring the "waist" of our testicle. You can try on the work on our "model".

The color of the beads alternates, depending onscheme. There are a huge number of them on a variety of topics.

Weaving stages

Coming to the middle of our work, we must begin to evenly reduce the beads. But you need to do this smoothly so that the work does not lose its appearance, looks harmonious. You need to decrease gradually, as they added.

In order to reduce the number of beads, you need to pass through the beads of the previous row with a thread, skipping them. Thus making the decrease.

You can try to make this type of weaving first with plain beads, it will be beautiful and you won’t have to get confused with the pattern. Then, when experience appears, you can try drawings.

Weaving patterns

Weaving patterns

You can find many similar patterns for weaving Easter eggs from beads.

Weaving pattern

Video related to the article:

On this video you can watch a master class on pasting an egg with a thread on which beads are strung.

Another Easter egg weaving technique.

Toddler Job Ideas

eggs for children

Very young children may find it difficult to work with eggs. And adults can help them with this. To create such works you will need beads, cardboard, glue and scissors. Parents outline an oval, children can cut if they have enough strength, and they know how to work with scissors. If they don’t know how or you don’t trust, then it’s better to cut the base to one of the adults. Good mood, patience and desire - this is what you and yourbaby to create such handmade souvenirs. Children can give such Easter eggs from beads to their grandmothers and friends on the bright holiday of Easter.

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