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Washi Tape Eggs

Try something new this spring. Use colorful Washi tape to cover your Easter eggs.

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Most of our chicken lay brown eggs so we are always looking for fun ways to color them. This one worked well, transforming our darker eggs into the colors of spring.

Materials:

  • Hard-boiled eggs of any color, cooled and dried off
  • Several rolls of Washi tape
  • Scissors

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Directions:

  • Older kids can cut or tear their own pieces of tape. Younger ones might benefit from having several pieces cut and ready to attach.
  • Encourage your child to come up with his or her own design. There is no right or wrong. One of my kids was happy with a few stripes of color; the other went to town and covered the whole egg!
  • If your child is frustrated that the tape won’t lay completely flat, you can cut some strips in half, lengthwise.

Note:

Washi tape is a Japanese masking tape used in crafts. Ben Franklin carries it in Hawaii, in a couple of different places in the store. Be sure to ask if you don’t see the colors you want. It is removable and repositionable so it is nice and forgiving.

Thanks to Family Circle for the idea.

How to Hard Boil Eggs from SimplyRecipes.com

Put the eggs in a single layer in a saucepan, covered by at least an inch or two of cold water. Starting with cold water and gently bringing the eggs to a boil will help keep them from cracking. Put the burner on high and bring the eggs to a boil. As soon as the water starts to boil, remove the pan from the heat for a few seconds.

Reduce the heat to low, return the pan to the burner. Let simmer for one minute.

After a minute, remove the pan from the heat, cover, and let sit for 12 minutes.

Remove the eggs with a slotted spoon and place them into a bowl of ice water. Once cooled, strain the water from the eggs. Store the eggs in a covered container (eggs can release odors) in the refrigerator. They should be eaten within 5 days.

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This entry was posted on March 13, 2013 by in Crafts, Easter and tagged , , , .
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