Washi Tape Easter Eggs Are A Fun, Funky Dye Alternative

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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




Steps:

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.


41 COMMENTS

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

  2. 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!

  3. 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!

  4. 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.

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

  6. 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!

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. 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!

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

  11. 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!

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