Washi Tape Easter Eggs Are A Fun, Funky Dye Alternative

Tired of doing the same old thing when it comes to decorating your Easter eggs? So were we. This weekend we decorated Easter eggs in a way we created last year and it’s so simple even my 20-month old was able to do it. However, they were fun enough that even my kids’ older cousin were interested!

Sometimes dipping eggs into food coloring gets messy and it’s often difficult for young kids (and even some adults!) to do. I wanted something that would be fun for them and something they could fully participate in.

Last year we tried using Washi Tape to decorate and we loved the results! My son at the time was too young to help then, but my daughter loved it so I wanted to make sure we did it again this year.

If you need a new, easy way to decorate eggs for your little bunnies, check out our Washi Tape Easter Eggs below!

You will need:

  • Hard-boiled eggs, cooled. This is very important. Make sure they are cool or the tape will peel.
  • A variety of Washi Tape with differing designs (We had about eight different designs.)
  • Clear glue


1. After you have hard-boiled your eggs, make sure they have cooled. Then cut your favorite Washi Tape into squares to begin your patch work. Obviously, mom or dad should do the actual cutting, but if you have an elemnetary school student then they can do their own. TIP: If your eggs are too hot, the Washi Tape will not stick.

2. Continue to layer different Washi Tape until your egg is completely covered.

3. Use the glue to help keep down some unruly edges.

I found that the sparkle Washi Tape was the biggest offender with unruly edges. It doesn’t stick or bend as well so it wasn’t as happy about conforming to the shape of the egg. However, it was a perfect way to finish off the design! Don’t you think?

Oh and these make beautiful centerpieces on Easter day too!

Need more ideas? Check out out tie-dyed nail polish Easter eggs.

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  • robin masshole mommy April 04, 2017 08.49 pm

    What a clever idea this is. I love how each egg would be completely different depending on the tape you use!

  • momathrift April 04, 2017 09.28 pm

    Neat! My daughter will enjoy this. Thanks 🙂

  • theclutterboxblog April 04, 2017 11.57 pm

    Love love this idea! I would never have thought to use wasabi tape! I was thinking of doing paper mache but this would be so much easier!

  • abbiecheeseman April 05, 2017 12.45 am

    Ah this is adorable! Even for us not-preschoolers, I could do this and it’d be a lot less messy than regular egg dying! Love it 🙂


  • Kim April 05, 2017 01.26 am

    Washi tape is such a trendy thing. I love how versatile it is. You mad this look so Springy and fun too!

  • Cynthia @craftoflaughter April 05, 2017 02.39 am

    What a fun craft to share with your little ones. Who doesn’t love washi tape! I love that you can get spring themed washi this time of year to use too

  • annalisanuttall April 05, 2017 08.39 am

    This is an egg-cellent (haha see what I did there!) idea. A fun craft with a little one. xx

  • terristeffes April 05, 2017 04.17 pm

    Those are super cute and easy to do. I have a strip that has all little pieces of washi. What a great way to use it all up!

  • Heather Riccobono (@BrieBrieBlooms) April 05, 2017 08.01 pm

    These are adorable and I’m sure both my daughters would love this Easter project!

  • Blythe Alpern (@blythea) April 05, 2017 08.03 pm

    I like the idea of using washi tape instead of dyes. It is less messy and allows you to be more creative.

  • Lydia April 05, 2017 08.13 pm

    This is such a cute do it yourself project for little kids. Love this idea!

  • thefashionableaccountant April 06, 2017 12.43 am

    I love how easy these are to make for kids and then you can choose all kinds of different colors. I bet you could even use colorful duct tape.

  • angie the freckled rose April 07, 2017 02.16 am

    This is so cute and creative! I love washi tape, so I will definitely have to try doing this for Easter. I love how colorful they turn out. Perfect for spring 🙂

  • Angela Ricardo Bethea April 07, 2017 09.58 am

    Wow this is really a great idea. I love collecting washi tapes too but I didn’t think to use this for easter eggs. That’s so cute!

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  • Noelle Lynne March 27, 2018 09.45 pm

    Very creative! I hadn’t ever seen this dome before, but seems like a great way to avoid the mess!

  • Kristy Bullard March 27, 2018 10.02 pm

    These are so cute! I like that it would keep the kids entertained for quite a while!

  • Emily Fata, www.EmulatingEmily.com March 27, 2018 10.46 pm

    Washi tape makes for the best crafts! I love the creative take on Easter eggs that you’ve done… I’ll have to make some of these this year! 🙂

  • Megan B March 27, 2018 11.21 pm

    This is such a fun alternative to dying the eggs –– I’ll have to give this a try this easter! 🙂 Thanks for sharing.

  • Lynn March 28, 2018 12.04 am

    Love this, creative beyond traditional egg painting!

  • hal March 28, 2018 12.19 am

    this is such a cute idea! number one the traditional egg dye can be such a mess & number two my niece looooves to be more creative & have more control so this is the perfect alternative!

  • Faith March 28, 2018 01.29 am

    This is such a great idea! Less messy than normal Easter egg paint!

  • Phyllis @ VerifiedMom March 28, 2018 01.40 am

    What a great idea! We’ve tried almost all the dyes and it’s such a mess or never works out right. I like this idea and will be trying it this year for sure!

  • Nicola @ Happy Healthy Motivated March 28, 2018 06.49 am

    This looks so much easier and cleaner than painting eggs! Definitely sharing this post with my friends with kids so they can give it a go.

  • Luci March 28, 2018 07.55 am

    I haven’t seen that before but that is a really great idea to do. It looks like it would be less messy to do with kids and you can do many patterns with the washi tape.

  • Elizabeth O March 28, 2018 11.29 am

    This is such a lovely creative idea. It looks like a lot of fun and less mess too! Little ones would love this.

  • Czjai Reyes-Ocampo March 28, 2018 02.03 pm

    This is a brilliant idea! Dyeing/painting eggs can get awfully messy at times – I actually hate the cleaning part after the eggs have been painted. 😀

  • Flossie McCowald | SuperMomHacks March 28, 2018 02.19 pm

    What a clever and unique idea for egg decorating! Love how simple this is and how it gives us yet another cool use for washi tape! Will have to check out your tie dye nail polish egg idea too!

  • Geraline Batarra March 28, 2018 02.24 pm

    What a cute and fun idea. You are so creative. this is a great thing to do with the kids. they will love this for sure.

  • Emily March 28, 2018 03.06 pm

    This is such a fun, low mess option to decorate eggs! I love how unique each egg looks.

  • Esme Sy March 28, 2018 03.21 pm

    This activity is perfect for a home-centered easter egg hunt. I just didn’t know how to implement it until I saw this post. Good tip with cooling the eggs, it’s something basic most people like me would miss out on. Awesome!

  • Julie Hoag March 29, 2018 12.35 am

    I love this idea! Kids would have so much fun doing it! Thanks for the fun Easter idea! My boys love to use tape.

  • Angie March 29, 2018 02.05 am

    I love this idea! I need to make this with my daughter this weekend!

  • Candice March 29, 2018 02.54 am

    This is brilliant! You could even do them on wooden eggs and seal it with mod podge for a permeant decoration. They’d look so cute in a glass vase!

  • Sarah March 29, 2018 04.05 am

    This is a great idea! Agree that dying eggs can be messy but this is much better! Can’t wait to try this with my kids. So fun!

  • Ana Rose Roads and Pages March 29, 2018 11.15 am

    This is the first time I have heard of washi tape. I guess because I am not really into arts. But your idea is great. I think that you and the whole family enjoy making those easter eggs with washi tape.

  • Autumn March 29, 2018 11.18 am

    I love this alternative decoration for Easter Eggs! This will be a fun activity to do with my children – thank you!

  • Heather March 29, 2018 04.03 pm

    Those are so much fun! My tween thinks she is too old for things, like holiday fun. But this she will totally be into.

  • Lisa Rios March 29, 2018 05.32 pm

    I love washi tape! It comes in so many different colors and patterns. Never thought to use it on Easter eggs!

  • Jennifer Prince March 30, 2018 02.29 am

    I LOVE this idea!! What an easy, fun way to decorate the eggs. They are so fun and colorful with all of the different tapes. Cute!

  • Afra March 30, 2018 03.00 pm

    Cute way to make easter more memorable by havin the kids decorate their own eggs! Love it.


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