Ever since I read about using paper tape to make flag food picks in the book Yum Yum Bento by Crystal Watanabe and Maki Ogawa ( a book I highly recomend for any Bento lover or MTM'er) I knew I wanted to give it a try. But finding paper tape in stores, or "washi tape" as it is also called, is problematic here in the states (at least for this suburban mama).
But I received some paper tape for Christmas (Thank you, Mom!) and I did a little happy dance inside. It's by 7gypsies and used primarily for crafting.
To make washi tape food picks, you'll need paper tape, tooth/food picks and scissors.
Cut of a piece of tape
peel off the backing, fold over top of tooth pick.
trim as desired and use in your muffin tin meal. :)
A great place to find washi tape online is Happy Tape, they come individually or in color coordinating series. You can also check out the happy tape blog to see some of the fun ideas for use with washi paper tape.
It has been suggested that washi tape is not safe around food, but I have found only one comment on one blog to suggest this. All other documentation suggests otherwise, that it actually is quite eco-friendly. :)
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