My daughter’s grandparents (on Dad’s side) were stationed in Okinawa, Japan for sometime and when her grandmother came back, she brought over the most beautiful handblown Washi Eggs. So I decided to make a few of my own for Easter 🙂 I used this set of directions I found online. They were the most detailed. I posted some of my own pics so you could see action shots versus illustrations. But for all measurements and instructions I suggest to refer to the PDF. So let’s get crackin’…hah get it…eggs…ok…
Washi eggs are traditionally made out of real eggshells. But I wanted something that would withstand my 3 year old. Plus, I just don’t have that sort of time to blow out eggs and let them dry and all that jazz. So I opted for the slacker way and used woooden eggs from Michael’s. They were about 79 cents a piece, plus you have the option of picking up smaller or larger goose eggs.
For the wooden Washi Eggs you’ll need the following which can all be found @ Michael’s or your local craft store:
First measure your egg so you know what size to cut your origami paper. The PDF says to halve the second measurement. I didn’t, I left all measurements as measured and it worked out fine for me. Matter of preference I suppose. Cut and mark your paper according to the nicely drawn PDF illustration.