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Project

Stenciled Bunny Easter Egg

Arrange circular stencils on eggs, then dab with food coloring to give life to these spring designs. Watch this video how-to for more info. 

Materials

  • Black adhesive vinyl
  • 1-inch circle craft punch
  • 3/4-inch circle craft punch
  • 1/2-inch circle craft punch
  • Hard-boiled egg dyed any pale color
  • Undiluted food coloring, any color
  • Cotton swabs
  • 1/8-inch hole punch
  • Craft knife
  • Fine-tipped permanent marker

Steps

  1. Step 1

    Cut stencils from black adhesive vinyl (for body, use a 1-inch circle punch; for ears, use a 3/4-inch punch and a strip of vinyl, for face, use a 3/4-inch punch; for tail, use a 1/2-inch punch). Adhesive vinyl is good for this craft because it adheres to the eggs well and won't let the dye seep through.

  2. Step 2

    Apply body stencil and ear stencil to a pale dyed egg. Gently rub around outline with finger to seal it fully. Dab undiluted food coloring inside stencils with a cotton swab. Let dry.

  3. Step 3

    Peel off the stencils, then carefully apply face and tail stencils. Dab with undiluted food coloring. Let dry.

  4. Step 4

    Peel off the stencils to reveal the bunny shape. Make eye stencils from vinyl using a 1/8-inch hole punch. Dab with undiluted food coloring.

  5. Step 5

    Cut a triangle stencil for the nose using a craft knife. Apply and dab with undiluted food coloring.

  6. Step 6

    Use a fine-tipped permanent marker to draw a curved mouth.