This is the story of a woman who desperately wanted to stay in her pajamas all day and how this led her to make washi tape Easter eggs with her kids…
Spring break with the kids and I had nothing planned for the day and really didn’t feel like getting out of my pajamas. Time to get crafty, I thought as I called out, “Who wants to make something?”
Never mind that I had no idea what we would make. The chorus of “ME! ME! ME!” was followed by two sets of feet running toward me. In the time it took for them to get to me, I knew our theme would be Easter because it’s just around the corner. After looking at what supplies we already had laying around,because remember I did not want to get out of my pajamas so going out to buy anything was out of the question, I decided on washi tape Easter eggs.
I’m kind of a nut for washi tape so I always have some around. Just in case you don’t know what washi tape is, it’s decorative masking tape that is repositionable and makes everything more delightful. You can find it online, you can find some at the dollar store or the dollar spot at Target and even Scotch has a line of washi tape that’s pretty darn cute.
This is a pretty straightforward craft that’s easy for kids and parents alike and you might already have everything you need to make it. Pajamas are not required.
Washi Tape Easter Eggs
- Various rolls of washi tape
- Index cards (you could also use construction paper)
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Cut egg shapes out of the index cards. You could let the kids do this part too depending on their scissor skills. They don’t have to be perfect, just eggy-shaped.
Tear strips of washi and decorate the paper eggs with them. There is no wrong or right way to do this. You could make patterns or go wild. If the washi tape goes past the edge of the paper egg, fold the tape over the edge and let the excess stick to the back of the paper egg.
Put as much or as little washi on each egg as you like.
That’s it. You are free to do whatever you like with your washi tape eggs. We hung ours up with mini clothespins on baker’s twine ’cause CUTE!
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