Kid Craft: Easter Egg Washi Tape Art

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Welcome back to part 2 of our mini-series on easy egg art for kids.  Last time we played around with eraser stamps, today we’re breaking out the tape.  Have you had the chance to use washi tape yet?

It really is the perfect art supply for kids (and adults).  It comes in an array of gorgeous colors and patterns and it’s extremely forgiving.  Didn’t quite get it where you wanted it the first time?  No problem, just pull it up and start again – no muss, no fuss.

For this activity, you will need:

  • a few rolls of washi tape
  • card stock
  • paper/canvas
  • a craft knife
  • white vinyl lettering (optional)

As with project #1, this one begins by tracing or freehanding an egg shape onto cardstock, cutting it out, and placing on top of your canvas or paper (hint: use Google images to track down a traceable egg image).  This time around it’s a good idea to secure your cardstock with a little tape on both side to prevent slippage.

Now the fun part.  Pick out a few rolls of brightly colored washi tape and start laying strips across your egg, being sure to go past the edges on both sides.

Your final product will look something like this.

The next step can be a little precarious, and should only be attempted with adult supervision.  Take a razor blade knife and trace around the edge of the egg, pressing straight down as you do so.  Take care not to tear the tape.

Once you’ve cut all the way around your egg, remove the cardstock from the canvas and voila!  To personalize, add some vinyl lettering.

Here’s the final product: personalized Easter art for our mantel.  We made the big egg for our 2 year old and the small one for our 4 year old.  Who says the baby should always get the small stuff?

Photo Credits: Stephanie Morgan

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