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Eggs-traordinary Easter

What made the egg the unofficial mascot of Easter? Is it the fact that it represents rebirth? Is it because it's so delicious prepared in a myriad of ways? Or is it simply because eggs are so fun to dye, decorate, and display? Whatever the reason, we've gathered our favorite Easter egg-decorating projects and Easter brunch recipes -- enough to make your basket runneth over.

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Everything You Need to Know About Easter Eggs

Which egg-decorating craft suits you best? How do you even blow out an egg? What do you need to host an Easter egg hunt that'll thrill your little ones? And what on earth are you going to make as a showstopping centerpiece this year? It's all right here -- how-tos and all. 

40 New Ways to Decorate Easter Eggs

Gone are the days when Easter-egg-dyeing kits were the go-to method (and good riddance, nostalgia aside). Modern crafters are much more enterprising. Now we have options that include marbleizing, decoupaging, papier-mache, and glitter for creating works of art -- and that's just scratching the surface. Here's a roundup of our top techniques.

DIY Colorful Foiled Eggs for Easter

We've found the golden egg! Watch craft expert Erin Furey use gold-leaf craft paper to transform average eggs into sparkling Easter gems. Then watch our playlist of egg-decorating how-tos and get inspired to create a basket full of your own unique creations. 

66 Eggs; a Half Dozen Fun, Step-by-Step Techniques

We poached six of our favorite tried-and-true egg-decorating techniques and compiled them all in one place to make it easy for you and your brood to have an ultracreative crafternon.

  • EMBOSSED AND GLITTERED EGGS
    EMBOSSED AND GLITTERED EGGS

    Grab your glue pen and glitter! Rather emboss? Stamp your eggs with designs, then dust them with embossing powder. 

  • MASKING: LACE, PLAID, AND STRIPED EGGS
    MASKING: LACE, PLAID, AND STRIPED EGGS

    Masking means making a barrier on the egg so the dye can't get through. Do this with tape, lace, rubber bands, and other materials –– when you remove them, you'll reveal the design.

  • EMBELLISHED EASTER EGGS
    EMBELLISHED EASTER EGGS

    Use ribbon, sponges, finger-painting, and decoupage to personalize your Easter eggs.

  • STICKERS AND LEAVES EGGS
    STICKERS AND LEAVES EGGS

    Adhere common supplies such as tape, stickers, or even small leaves to eggs; after you dye the eggs and remove the "masks," all that's left is the design.

  • EMBOSSED AND GLITTERED EGGS
    EMBOSSED AND GLITTERED EGGS

    Grab your glue pen and glitter! Rather emboss? Stamp your eggs with designs, then dust them with embossing powder. 

  • EMBELLISHED EASTER EGGS
    EMBELLISHED EASTER EGGS

    Use ribbon, sponges, finger-painting, and decoupage to personalize your Easter eggs.

  • MASKING: LACE, PLAID, AND STRIPED EGGS
    MASKING: LACE, PLAID, AND STRIPED EGGS

    Masking means making a barrier on the egg so the dye can't get through. Do this with tape, lace, rubber bands, and other materials –– when you remove them, you'll reveal the design.

  • STICKERS AND LEAVES EGGS
    STICKERS AND LEAVES EGGS

    Adhere common supplies such as tape, stickers, or even small leaves to eggs; after you dye the eggs and remove the "masks," all that's left is the design.

Even the Martha Stewart Living Staff Got in on the Act!

The MSLO team would never miss a chance to craft, so when the Martha Stewart Crafts team provided us with paints, tools, and embellishments, we harnessed our collective creativity to produce these one-of-kind creations.

Easter Brunch: Our Favorite Egg Recipes

Whether your hosting an egg hunt or a proper Easter sit-down, we've got you covered. Click through our dozens of unbeatable egg recipes, from omelets and scrambles to stratas and frittatas.

  • Deviled Eggs
    Deviled Eggs

    Expecting a crowd? Nothing will be a surer hit than deviled eggs. Here, nine exciting new variations on an old favorite.

  • Poached Egg Recipes
    Poached Egg Recipes

    Poached eggs aren't just for eggs Benedict. Here are 19 of our favorite poached egg variations.

  • Omelet Recipes
    Omelet Recipes

    Omelets take practice to perfect, but their versatility and wide appeal make them a brunch go-to.

  • Scrambled Eggs
    Scrambled Eggs

    Want fluffy scrambled eggs? Grab your whisk and beat the eggs briskly for at least 15 seconds before cooking. Here are eight of our favorite variations on the classic scramble.

  • Leftover Hard-Boiled Egg Recipes
    Leftover Hard-Boiled Egg Recipes

    There are plenty of ways to enjoy hard-boiled eggs other than the standard peel-and-eat. In fact, here are our 20 best ideas.

  • Deviled Eggs
    Deviled Eggs

    Expecting a crowd? Nothing will be a surer hit than deviled eggs. Here, nine exciting new variations on an old favorite.

  • Scrambled Eggs
    Scrambled Eggs

    Want fluffy scrambled eggs? Grab your whisk and beat the eggs briskly for at least 15 seconds before cooking. Here are eight of our favorite variations on the classic scramble.

  • Poached Egg Recipes
    Poached Egg Recipes

    Poached eggs aren't just for eggs Benedict. Here are 19 of our favorite poached egg variations.

  • Leftover Hard-Boiled Egg Recipes
    Leftover Hard-Boiled Egg Recipes

    There are plenty of ways to enjoy hard-boiled eggs other than the standard peel-and-eat. In fact, here are our 20 best ideas.

  • Omelet Recipes
    Omelet Recipes

    Omelets take practice to perfect, but their versatility and wide appeal make them a brunch go-to.

"For as long as I can remember, I have loved entertaining on Easter Sunday." -- Martha Stewart, "Entertaining"
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