Decorating eggs doesn't have to be limited to dyes and sequins. If you're looking for a super-fun way to have your child practice pattern-making while working out fine motor skills, making Washi eggs is the perfect no-mess activity. Just empty out the contents of a few eggs, grab some Washi tape, and start taping!
What You Need:
- Eyedropper (optional)
- Washi tape
- Scissors (optional)
What You Do:
- Let the eggs sit out until they are at room temperature.
- These next two steps are for adults only! Use a pin to poke a hole in the top and bottom of the egg. Then poke the yoke and manuever the pin around to break the yolk up.
- If you have a eyedropper, fill it with water and squirt it into the egg. This action will force the egg out of the shell. If you don't have an eyedropper, place a straw over the top hole and blow into the egg until all of the contents are removed. Rinse the egg with warm water.
- Ask your child to choose which color tape she'd like to use on the first egg.
- Have her say what type of pattern or design she's going to create on the egg with the tape before she begins.
- As she rolls the tape over the egg, encourage her to press the tape down gently so it adheres and is smooth. She can tear, or cut the tape with scissors if she needs smaller pieces to press down to create a flat surface.
- Encourage her to create a different pattern for each egg.