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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. 

Photography: Emily Kate Roemer

Source: Martha Stewart


  • 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


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

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

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

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