Dyeing eggs can be a lot of fun, particularly when the opportunity to set several hours aside for experimenting with different techniques arises! 

I looked up the history of decorating eggshells and learned that it is ancient, predating Christians. In Africa, decorated ostrich eggs have been found that that are 60,000 years old! Early on in Christianity, eggs were stained red to signify the blood of Christ. Over time the egg became a symbol of the resurrection. Today of course eggs are decorated for many reasons such as for Easter egg hunts, to adorn a dining table, to hang on trees.

Here are some eggs that were decorated in my home today. Happy Spring!