This year I’ve tried to not buy any new Easter decorations. I’m really trying to cut down our use of single-use plastics and using up what we have before we buy anything. In our Easter box we had a *lot* of plastic re-fillable eggs. They are perfect for an Easter egg hunt at home.
Recently I was sent a bundle of Duck Tape washi tape. It’s been a while since I crafted with washi tape. Have you heard of it? It’s a Japanese tape which is easy to tear and easy to re-position and great for crafting with. I thought it would be fun to combine it with some of our plastic eggs to make a pretty Easter decoration and a game for my children.
First of all I gathered my supplies – plastic eggs, washi tape and large plastic cups.
I put the two halves of the plastic eggs together and wrapped a piece of washi tape around the middle of each one. This was to decorate them but also to make sure the two halves stuck together. Washi tape is pretty easy to smooth out with a finger. I tore off small strips of the washi tape to make sure they went round the middle of each egg without wrinkling.
The eggs look really pretty in a basket and would make a lovely Easter decoration on their own. However I also knew the washi tape Easter eggs would also make a great game for my children. Next I decorated the plastic cups. I tried to match the colour of the plastic egg with the washi tape and put the same washi tape on each cup. I placed two bands of washi tape around each cup and a small piece inside the bottom – to make sure the children could see the pattern.
Everything looked very pretty so we put it into a crate and took it outside to play.
I set the plastic cups on the ground and drew a chalk line for my children to stand behind. They took it in turns to throw each egg into a cup, trying to match the washi tape egg with the same cup. It was great for their hand-eye co-ordination (something they both need to work on!). The plastic egg toss packs away really small when not in use and the plastic eggs go back on the table until next time!