We've been exploring and playing more with our fun washi tape—decorating Easter eggs (shown here) and making suncatchers (which I'll share soon).
The washi tape is so thin and somewhat transparent, that it lends itself well to decorating small, odd-shaped items such as eggs. Maia used it to create her large Eggbert family and I used it to fancify a few humble Easter eggs.
Maia and I both mostly just wrapped the washi tape around our Easter eggs as the base for our decorating efforts. We used scissors to cut the tape, but have learned from Jojoebi of A Bit of This and A Bit of That, that you can just tear it! And it works! Genius. :)
Maia was in a playful mood when we decorated these eggs and started calling her creations "Uncle Eggbert," "Baby Eggbert," "Cousin Eggbert," and so on. There were lots of giggles that accompanied each new Eggbert addition.
She may or may not have consumed chocolate before we started this project…
Once she had all her Eggberts, she decided they needed to be numbered, so grabbed the sharpies.
And lined them all up on the windowsill.
Note the washi tape rolls acting as perfect little egg stands.
Now, just in case you're interested, here is how I decorated my eggs. I found triangles super easy to cut from the tape, so mostly just used lots of them.
We tried some white eggs and some dyed eggs as I wanted to see how the washi tape would look on both. Parts of the tape are pretty transparent and allow the color underneath to show through a bit. I like them both ways, but think the white ones set off the washi tape a tad better.
By the way, there are lots of washi tape Easter egg ideas on other blogs. Here are a few fun ones:
- Bristol Parenting Cafe cut her washi tape in half lengthwise, then wrapped it around her eggs. Simple and pretty!
- Zakka Life shows how to punch circles out of the washi tape for spotted eggs.
- Wee Birdy wraps the entire egg with pieces of washi tape for an overall look.
- Lovely Indeed shares a mix of elegant and modern designs and ideas (I can't seem to get the link working just now, but hopefully it is working again soon. The eggs are great.)
- And Craftaholics Anonymous shows how to use washi tape to decoratively seal the two ends of plastic eggs that have been filled with candies.
If you have any other ideas for washi tape Easter eggs or know of another good blog post showing them (your own or someone elses), please feel free to share in the comments!