Washi tape is one of my favorite craft supplies to use, and it really brings these Easter decorations to life! Plus, it is one of those things that kids just love, even the very little ones! Of course, they never seem to want to leave the tape where they put it. Be warned, your toddlers WILL try to take the tape right back off after they put it in place. And those little fingers can be so quick! But, there is no doubt, they will enjoy making this paper Easter wreath!
SUPPLIES FROM THE BAG
- Washi tape in pastel color patterns
- 9 Paper plates
- Hole punch
- Scotch tape
- Pink paint
- Medium pompom (any color)
- 4 Pipe cleaners (any color)
- Small white pompoms
- Elmer’s glue
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Step 1: Cut out
- Print out the Easter decorations and cut each one out.
- Choose a bunny or egg and place it on a paper plate. Trace around it.
- Cut out the Easter decorations you have chosen. You will need to help little ones with this step if doing a bunny. The eggs, of course, are simpler to cut out. Let your early scissor users give it a try.
- Make as many decorations as you would like. If you want to make the wreath, make at least eight. You can choose all the same design or mix it up.
Step 2: Decorate
- Choose some washi tape of your choice to decorate your bunnies and eggs
- Place the washi tape on in whatever pattern you choose. I did alternating lines of tape. *For little ones, have them tear off pieces and place them randomly. This is a great fine motor coordination activity!
- Trim around each decoration to remove the excess tape hanging over the edge.
- For the bunnies, glue on a small white pompom for the tail.
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Step 3: Build the wreath (Optional)
- First, cut the center out of a 9″ paper plate, leaving a 2 inch ring for your wreath.
- Use the hole punch to make 8 pairs of holes, evenly spaced around the wreath.
- Then place the wreath onto newspaper. Pinch the pompom with a clothespin to make a “paint brush” and squeeze a little paint of your choice out onto the newspaper.
- Paint the wreath and set it aside to dry.
- Finally, cut the 4 pipe cleaners in half and tape each one onto the back of a finished decoration. For each figure, lace the ends of the pipe cleaner through a pair of holes on the wreath and twist in the back to secure in place. Repeat this until you have all eight bunnies or eggs in place.
Here are some other ideas you can do with your finished Easter decorations…
- Tape a pipe cleaner onto the back of each decoration to make them into “napkin rings” for your Easter table. You can attach them to cups in this way too.
- Use clothespins to clip them to a string and make them into a banner for the mantle (or anywhere!)
- Glue one of them onto the front of a paper lunch bag for a festive “basket” or gift bag.
- Attach a magnet to the back and put them on your fridge.
- Glue one onto the front of a folder piece of paper to make a card. Include a lovely personal message inside.
- Tape on a yarn or pipe cleaner loop at the top for a hanger and put them in the trees outside or on the knobs of your kitchen cabinets.
- Frame a collection to use year after year for your Easter decoraitons.
I cannot wait to see what you make and how your use these very special handmade Easter decorations. Send me a pic at [email protected], and I will share it with the crafting community (with your permission)!