I have a confession to make. I Kate, mother of young elementary school children, did not hard-boil nor dye any Easter eggs last year. I used fake ones from a craft store to set our Easter dinner table and plastic ones for the egg hunt. Boom, easy, done.
However. My youngest daughter requested that we engage in the traditional act of dyeing eggs this year, so we set out to dip, dye, and embellish with nailpolish, washi, and glitter tapes. It was a fun for 30 minutes until she got bored with the dipping and abandoned me to go play and I was left alone to finish. Just like three years ago and those paper maché eggs. But I wrapped up the project (ha!) by layering strips of washi and glitter tape in random abstract bands across the tops and I now I don’t believe I’ve ever loved Easter eggs more.
We started with hard boiled eggs, some dye from those kits you find everywhere, and a bunch of rolls of glitter and washi tape sent to me by my kind sponsor Wishy Washi.
To create a banded pattern, I wrapped a few with washi tape before dipping, then once my girl dipped the eggs and they were dry, peeled back the tape to reveal the pattern.
Layering a thin strip of tape over the top gives them a two tone banded effect.