Washi Tea Tin Activity

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Updated on Sep 9, 2013

Create a unique and colorful Mother's Day gift that Mom can use all year long. Upcycle a tea tin by wrapping it with Washi tape. This is a great opportunity for your child to practice creating color palettes and patterns. Tape can be applied in a different pattern on each side, or covered entirely with the same pattern. Fill the tin with fresh tea to create a wonderful and useful surprise!

What You Need:

  • Tea tin, washed and dry
  • Washi tape, variety of colors
  • Scissors (optional)
  • Tea bags, or loose leaf tea

What You Do:

  1. Ask your child to choose a color palette from the washi tape.
  2. Have her tell you what type of designs she's considering using. Some examples include diagonals, stripes and color blocks.
  3. She can now start covering the tea tin with tape, eventually covering the entire tin. Make sure there are no tin spots peeking through the tape!
  4. Fill the taped tin with your mom's favorite tea bags or loose leaf tea.

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