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Washi tape Easter egg

As my washi tape collection grows bigger and bigger I thought it was about time I used some of them up. My Pinterest boards are full of Easter and Spring crafting and I wanted to make something with my 3 year old who is currently exploring eggs at his nursery. We decided on pretty washi tape Easter eggs.

You will need – a variety of washi tapes, card, scissors and contact paper (also known as sticky back plastic).

rolls of washi tape

On a sheet of card draw an egg shape and cut it out. Place a sheet of contact paper over the hole and fill with pieces of washi tape. My son loves cutting so was happy to snip small lengths of washi tape and place randomly inside the egg shape.

washi tape easter egg

When you’ve finished cover the other side with contact paper to seal and trim around the egg. Punch a hole in the top and thread a piece of bakers twine through to hang.

washi tape easter egg


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    Sonya Cisco
    March 13, 2014 at 4:13 pm

    Love that- easy enough for a toddler to do, yet resulting in something pretty enough to display!
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    Lucie Aiston
    March 13, 2014 at 4:20 pm

    Awww what a lovely activity! I reckon my 3 yr old niece would love this!
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    40 Year Old Domestic Goddess
    March 13, 2014 at 5:22 pm

    How pretty are they…Like little stained glass eggs. Fantastic idea x

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    Kate Thompson
    March 13, 2014 at 6:27 pm

    Looks great – as someone said, easy for a toddler to achieve and looks lovely!
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    Rachel @ activities4kidz
    March 13, 2014 at 6:47 pm

    Such a simple but effective idea! Great for fine motor control as well. I’ve been on the look out for washi tape but yet to see any!

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    You Baby Me Mummy
    March 13, 2014 at 7:03 pm

    What great idea! I need to get me some Washi tape x
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    You Baby Me Mummy
    March 13, 2014 at 7:04 pm

    What a lovely idea! I need to get me some Washi tape x
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    March 13, 2014 at 8:10 pm

    What a fun idea, that even the younger kids can enjoy. Thanks x
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    March 13, 2014 at 8:49 pm

    I love looking at and sorting my washi tape. I don’t know if I am ready to share it with the little one yet! It is really easy to cut and tear so it would be ideal for toddlers to craft with but it hadn’t occurred to me to hand it over just yet. Love your idea and the finished egg looks fab x
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      March 14, 2014 at 1:40 pm

      Thank you. I wasn’t really ready to share my washi tape but my 3 year old just helps himself! He’s used up rolls of it making car tracks 🙂 I should find a cheaper alternative for him …

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    March 13, 2014 at 8:50 pm

    I do like this idea – easy for younger ones and older children can get more arty with it x
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    March 13, 2014 at 8:59 pm

    Great blog post I think my reception class would love this
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    Kirsty Hijacked By Twins
    March 13, 2014 at 10:26 pm

    What a great idea. I have been trying to think of crafty activities for the twins who are 24m and I think they’d love something like this! Thank you for sharing 🙂 x
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    Angela Spicer
    March 14, 2014 at 9:20 am

    Great idea for a craft activitiy
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      March 14, 2014 at 1:39 pm

      Thanks, there are so many lovely craft ideas at this time of year

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    Gude @HodgePodgeCraft
    March 14, 2014 at 1:18 pm

    I love this! Pinning… 😀
    PS I am so envious of your washi collection x
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      March 14, 2014 at 1:49 pm

      Ha, thanks! It took me a while to build my collection up!

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    Gude @HodgePodgeCraft
    March 14, 2014 at 1:30 pm

    Tried to comment earlier, but can’t see it – apologies if you get two!
    I’ve Pinned – it’s a great idea 🙂 And I want your washi collection!!
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    March 14, 2014 at 5:52 pm

    This looks great! Both washi tape and sticky back plastic are something I am meaning to use more of in crafts!
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      March 14, 2014 at 9:57 pm

      There are endless possibilities for crafting!

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    Carolynne @ Mummy Endeavours
    March 16, 2014 at 12:27 am

    Ooh like this idea. Have to try, I’m not usually very crafty but this looks simple enough lol!

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    Jo Middleton
    March 16, 2014 at 2:06 pm

    so cute, I love the fact that is hangs up like a mobile/stain glass window

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    Fritha Strickland
    March 16, 2014 at 6:39 pm

    another great idea for washi tape 🙂 I swear the only reason I set up a shop was because of my washi tape addiction 😉 x
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    March 16, 2014 at 8:27 pm

    So easy to make!
    Lovely idea, thank you for sharing
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    Actually Mummy...
    March 17, 2014 at 11:58 am

    Ah this is cute! I’ve been wondering how we were going to use up all those bits fo washi tape! #pinitparty, I’m actuallymummy on pinterest x
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    Mum of One
    March 17, 2014 at 12:34 pm

    How great, and makes a beautiful sun catcher too. Thanks for sharing with the #pinitparty. Have pinned…a couple of times!

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    Karen Bell
    March 17, 2014 at 12:43 pm

    Lovely simple, effective idea. Have pinned

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    March 17, 2014 at 4:01 pm

    Love the Washi Easter Egg craft! We love contact paper AND Washi tape. Pinned!! Found your link from the Parenting Pin It Party!
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    Ali at
    March 20, 2014 at 3:22 pm

    love it, so simple, !

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