This Easter egg bunting was so much fun to make! The beauty is that you can completely customise your own colours and designs, letting the children have autonomy and control of their designs.
You can make the bunting as long as you like and pop it up on display to decorate your Easter themed space. We plan to use this to decorate our Easter scavenger hunt tent.
To Make: Washi Tape Easter Egg Bunting
Ages: 4+ or Kindergarten
2+ with careful guidance and prep done in advance
Time: prep time – 20 minutes, assembling – 15 minutes
Masking tape, glue, double-sided sello tape or blu tac
Coloured card stock or paper
An Easter egg stencil or shape
4 washi-tape designs
String, about 1 ½ metres in length
1. Start by cutting out your Easter egg shapes. We used 4 different coloured cards to create a pattern of alternating colours. For the younger children, you could have your Easter eggs pre-cut. For more info on patterns, see these fun activity sheets.
2. Once you have your Easter eggs, lay them out in a long line and arrange them in a pattern. E.g. blue, yellow, pink, orange, repeat.
3. Cut strips of washi tape and carefully stick onto your line of Easter eggs, arranging the washi tape evenly. Repeat the process with each washi tape leaving an event amount of space between each strip of washi tape. Tip: it’s much quicker to line the eggs up and stick a line of tape onto them all at once, then trimming the edges afterwards.
4. Your eggs will now be stuck onto the surface. Carefully pull them up and then trim the edges so that you once again have individual eggs.
5. Once again, arrange your eggs in a pattern face down (tricky, I know) and pop a dab of glue or double-sided tape onto the middle of each egg at the top.
6. Cut your string down to size, leaving an even amount of space on either side of the eggs to let it hang properly. Then press your sting down onto the sticky tape so that your eggs are not all connected in a line onto the string.
7. Carefully hang your Washi Tape Easter Egg Bunting to decorate your Easter themed space and enjoy the festivities!
You’ll want to have a clean surface that the tape can stick to and then be pulled off easily, such as a wooden or plastic table. Paper underneath will not work properly.
In hindsight, it could be easier and less time-consuming to stick the rows of washi tape in lines onto the coloured card and then cut out the Easter egg shapes.
This is a great activity for some cutting practice and hand-eye coordination. Kids love cutting things and it helps children to develop their fine motor skills. Make sure the children use safe scissors and that you’re constantly supervising. Remember to cut in a direction away from your body and always be seated whilst cutting. For more cutting practice see these printables.
For a different style, use Easter themed paper or fun patterned paper instead of plain coloured card stock. Or have the children decorate their Easter eggs by drawing or colouring them first. For an early learning component, let the children write the letters for “Happy Easter” onto each Easter egg in the bunting for a spelling, writing and reading activity.