I will cry when we finally give away our Lego Duplo , but considering my 8 year old will still happily play with it I am not packing it up yet. One of the things I like to do with toys that we already have to make them fresh is to find new ways to use them or ways to make them seem new. Enter washi tape. If you aren’t familiar with washi tape it’s colorful paper tape that comes off easily so not only can you reposition it you can remove it. I added some washi tape to my daughter’s Lego Duplo on a whim around Valentine’s Day and posted it to Instagram and the response was great enough I knew I needed to do a full post about it here. As you will see washi tape Lego Duplo can also be used for more directed activities too. Scroll down to see what we did with it.
Gather your materials. You will need some blocks – we used Duplo but Mega Blocks or Little People Builder blocks would work, as would regular old wooden blocks. You will also need some washi tape. I got ours online here ( affiliate link), as well as some Scotch brand washi tape at Target.
If you are looking for a structured activity here are two that emerged from our play :
And then match the exact tape patterns. She counted them all without me prompting it, which is exactly what I love to see!
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