A Washi egg is made by first blowing the egg to remove its contents. A rectangle of washi paper, large enough to cover the egg is folded in half, and cut nearly to the midline every quarter inch (6 mm) to form a fringe of narrow strips. Each strip is trimmed to a point. The paper is unfolded, rolled around the egg, and glued on, a strip at a time: the strips overlap at the ends of the egg. The egg may then be varnished.
- Robertta A. Uhl (March 15, 2007), Japanese Washi Paper Crafts. Tuttle Publishing. 978-0804838139.
- Peggy Landers Rao & Jean Mahoney (October 15, 1997), Japanese Accents in Western Interiors. Japan Publications Trading. 978-0870409882.