Pour paint onto a disposable plate. Dip just the end of a pencil eraser into the paint and dot the egg. Wash or wipe off the eraser to change colors. Make sure to dot one color at a time. You also can use a cotton swab to make small dots on your egg.
DIY Lace Eggs from Martha Stewart Crafts. Read the comments: egg dyes will be obsorbed by the lace and leave no print behind. Also blow your eggs days AFTER dying, otherwise, you'll be frustrated by floating eggs.