Easter egg decorating ideas

Mar 18, 2008 at 2:58 p.m. ET

Eggs are the universal symbol of fertility and new life and the most identifiable symbol of the Easter holiday. Coloring eggs has been a custom dating back to the Pagan times when bright colors were symbolic of spring and a celebration of the spring equinox.

In modern times, people around the world decorate eggs to celebrate Easter. In the States, dyeing eggs is a quintessential family affair that is often followed by a fun-filled Easter egg hunt.

Whether you are dyeing eggs with your kids or simply want to decorate your kitchen and dining area for the holiday, these artistic egg-adorning ideas will illuminate your Easter spirit. Multiple colors, stenciled designs and marbleizing are just a few of the creative techniques that will make your beautiful eggs a special find.


Egg decorating does not require many ingredients. Here is a small list of necessities.
  • Hard cooked eggs
  • Coloring agents (food coloring or natural dyes)
  • White vinegar
  • Kitchen gloves (to keep your hands stain-free)
  • Small bowls


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