washitapeI’m known as the girl who crafts everything. A good “do-it-yourself” project turns a dull afternoon into a creative adventure, where I can design anything I imagine. Also a journalist, I tend to write even the simplest of information in my colorful journal. So, naturally, when I found the Wonderful Washi Tape kit, from Faber-Castell, I had to design my new journal and storage case.

Washi tape, a sticky printed paper, is a fun and easy way to decorate dull paper surfaces, bringing them to life. In this new kit, kids ages 7 and up can stylize a plain journal and storage case with the vibrant colors and patterns of washi tape.

No worries if your child designs a cover they’re not satisfied with; washi tape is easily removable and reusable—it also helps that Faber-Castell provides you with full rolls for multiple stabs at the project. This package also includes the 20-page journal, a customizable carrying case, and an instruction/idea guide.

I love that this package has variety. Most arts and crafts kits force customers to purchase extra products to create a truly unique design—but not this one! Eight rolls of tape come in a variety of colors and patterns to allow even the craziest of imaginations run wild.

I created, and removed, multiple abstract patterns until I settled on designing a large “E” (for Emily, of course!). Although the tape is straight-edged, it would be interesting to see if the tape could be cut and molded into different shapes. It is is easily rip-able, but be sure to supervise children if they will be using scissors to design their distinct layout.

Check out this photo of my journal—I’m satisfied with the end result! I love that the colors really pop off of the white background.


This product and more from Faber-Castell will be on display at The Big Toy Book’s Sweet Suite 14 event in New York City on July 17. Part of Blogger Bash, a two-day conference connecting bloggers and brands nationwide, Sweet Suite will feature the hottest toys and games for the upcoming holiday season. Visit thebigtoybook.com for more info, and follow the conversation on Twitter!