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Dot Design Easter Eggs

Created By: Johnny Miller


Three overlapping dots stenciled onto eggs beget a batch of new hues. The design pays homage to CMYK printing, which combines cyan, magenta, yellow, and "key" black to yield a spectrum. 


  • Craft punch
  • Vinyl sheets, by C-Thru, from
  • Cotton swabs
  • Food coloring
  • Black dye,
  • Circle stickers


  1. Step 1

    Use a craft punch on vinyl and the shape's border becomes a stencil.

  2. Step 2

    Apply stencil to the egg, rubbing the inside edge for a good seal. Using a cotton swab, dab undiluted food coloring inside stencil; let dry before removing stencil.

  3. Step 3

    To create a dark egg, make red and blue dots first, and then smooth circle stickers onto the shell. After a dip in inky-black dye, the stickers are removed.

Martha Stewart Living, April 2010