EGG 1: Pointillism Eggs
Here's how I made them:
+ Rub down hard boiled eggs with vinegar, to prepare the surface for dye.
+ Add a few drops of food coloring (I like the wilton gel colors found at Target) to about 1/2 tsp of water.
+ Using a toothpick, dip and dab.
This takes a while, though it's not as bad as one might guess. (I turned on my current book on tape - Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm - dabbed away and thoroughly enjoyed myself)
Updated: This might be a great way to introduce pointillist artists such as Georges Seurat. (There's a lot of info here) Kids could add words or initials and simple images such as crosses, hearts, stars, etc..
EGG 2: Origami Decoupage Eggs
+ Cut shapes from origami paper
+ Slightly water down a bit of white craft glue
+ Make slight cuts in the edge of the shapes so that they will conform to the curve of the egg
+ Apply a thin layer of glue to the egg
+ Place shape, and cover with another thin layer of glue