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Stenciled Caterpillar Easter Egg

Arrange circular stencils on egg, 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

materials

  • 2 hard-boiled eggs dyed pale green

  • Adhesive vinyl

  • 1/2-inch circle craft punch

  • Undiluted green food coloring

  • Cotton swabs

  • Fine-tipped permanent marker

steps

  1. Cut stencils from black adhesive vinyl for body using a 1/2-inch circle craft punch. 

  2. Arrange the stencils on the eggs (allowing space for one circle in between) in an undulating caterpillar form. Gently rub around outline of stencil with finger to seal it fully. Using cotton swabs, dab undiluted green food coloring inside the circles. Let dry.  

  3. Peel off the stencils and apply new stencils to fill in the spaces in between. Using cotton swabs, dab undiluted green food coloring inside the circles. Let dry.   

  4. Peel off the stencils to reveal the caterpillar shape. Use a fine-tipped permanent marker to draw a face and antennae. 

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