Martha Stewart Living, April 2008
Stick flathead pins into a foam board to create a drying rack. In a heatproof jar, mix 1 tablespoon vinegar, about 5 drops of food coloring, and 1 cup hot water. Place eggs in dye for 1 to 5 minutes, depending on desired color intensity. Transfer eggs to rack using tongs or spoon; let dry about 30 minutes.
Put a piece of felt into a cardboard box. Dip a stiff-bristle paintbrush in watered-down acrylic paint; spatter over felt. To transfer, gently press egg against paint; let dry. Repeat to add more speckles.
Eggs, hard-boiled or blown out
Tongs or slotted spoon
Small cardboard box
These decorated robins' eggs look just like the real thing. To complete the display, try your hand at our Crepe-Paper Bird and Grapevine Nest projects.