Draw your own egg shapes or print out any of these plain egg templates on A4 or Letter size card stock.
2Cut out the eggs.
Cut out all the paper eggs.
3Prepare some washi tape.
Washi tape, sometimes called washi masking tape, or decorative paper tape, comes in all colors and pattern designs. Gather a minimum of 4 rolls but you can always use more.
4Decorate the eggs with washi tape.
Cut strips from your washi tape rolls. Stick them onto the paper eggs in horizontal, vertical or diagonal patterns. You can also place them randomly, overlapping the strips as you go. It's okay for the washi tape to go over the edges of the eggs.
5Trim the excess washi tape.
Trim the excess washi tape around the edges of each paper egg.
6Attach a string.
This step is for when you want to hang your Easter eggs. Cut a piece of string. Tape the ends of the string at the back of the paper egg.
7Use the Easter eggs.
Create more washi tape eggs and use them as pretty Easter decor. Stick them onto walls, bulletin boards and glass panels. You can also hang them on window sills, porch railings, or string them together into a garland or mobile.
Try some variety.
As described in Step 4, you can arrange the washi tape strips in different ways on the paper eggs. These are some ideas that you can try:
a.) Single color - use just one color or design of washi tape on the entire egg. You can arrange the wahi tape strips randomly or in neat rows.
b.) Vertical or diagonal stripes - instead of the horizontal stripes done in the tutorial, you can arrange the washi tape into vertical or even diagonal stripes.
c.) Rows of short strips - cut the washi tape into short strips. Arrange them in rows, with the rows staggered, similar to the layers on a brick wall.
d.) Overlapping strips - overlap the washi tape strips randomly.
e.) Let the paper show through - draw or print out the eggs on colored card stock. When arranging the washi tape pieces on the egg, leave gaps so that the colored paper shows through. The plain paper background will highlight the lovely patterns on your washi tape.
Glue some accents to make your Easter eggs pop.
a.) Bow - tie a small bow out of ribbon or string and glue this on top of the egg.
b.) Lace or ribbons - if you used just one kind of washi tape for the entire egg, it's a great idea to glue a length of ribbon, rickrack, or paper lace as accents.
c.) Buttons and beads - buttons, beads, tiny pompoms, and stickers are fun items to add. They give the paper eggs more texture and charm.
Make a layered design.
Make an interesting design by layering the washi tape. For this lovely Easter egg, we did the following layers:
1st layer - the entire egg was covered with yellow washi tape (with green butterflies).
2nd layer - two strips of blue washi tape were placed at the middle section of the egg.
3rd layer - a strip of purple washi tape was placed over the blue washi tape. Foam shapes and a large bow were glued as accents.
Create an Easter garland.
Glue a short piece of drinking straw at the back of each paper egg. Once the glue dries, string the eggs together by passing the string through each drinking straw.
String several washi tape eggs for a colorful Easter garland.