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"Cracked" Eggshells and Chick Designs

Created By: Richard Felber


These "cracked" eggshells get their jagged edges from electrical tape. A chirping chick is made by dabbing food coloring into vinyl stencils. Get the Stenciled Chick Easter Egg How-To



  • Egg dyed a pale color
  • Craft knife
  • Electrical tape
  • Food-coloring dye


  1. Step 1

    Use a craft knife to cut a random zigzag pattern into a strip of tape, and position it around an egg that has been dyed a pale color.

  2. Step 2

    Dip the egg partially into the same dye bath again, up to the tape, holding it in until the desired darker shade is reached.

Martha Stewart Living, April 2010

Reviews (1)

  • Cheyenne1012 29 Aug, 2011

    These are so cute! Can't wait to make them for Easter next year!