Washi Tape for a 4 year old


So the other day I was perusing my local Target and found a plethora of washi tape in the scrapbooking section, made by Scotch. So I picked some up for myself.

washi tape from target (scotch brand)


My oldest son, who is 4.5 years old, was really attached to the hot pink roll, so he clutched that one all the way home. Once we got home, he insisted on going straight to my craft room to get one of “mommy’s papers” (aka my mixed media paper stash), because he already had a plan for his pink tape. It also involved his little portable drawing board to create “templates” ahead of time.

washi tape template


So this is what my quirky hyperlexic little guy came up with:

washi tape letters


And on the backside:

washi tape numbers 


This kid always cracks me up. Today he decided he was done with my washi tape and instead, wants to write his letters and numbers with my distress paint daubers. Apparently crayolas are no longer good enough for him anymore.


P.S. Happy Chinese New Year!!!



  1. that kid is so talented. I would have never thought of using wash tape for numbers and letters. this belongs in the Museum of Modern Art I tell you..

  2. Norma Nelson says:

    WOW! what a talented little guy. Following in his mommy’s footsteps! Have been watching your video’s, Ruth. They are awesome! I haven’t been able to find Glue and Seal. Where did you find it?
    A fan, Nori

    • you can find it in your local craft store, i found mine at michaels, in the adhesive section (where all the tape runners are). you can also use mod podge or collage pauge, they are essentially the same thing. hope that helps!