Wondering what to do with the eggs you might find in nature or during an organized egg hunt? Lots of ideas and instructions for dying, decorating and enjoying can be found on my blog, Slow Family Online
Some of these were contributed by Molly de Vries of The Fabric Society
who dyed eggs with natural plant dyes such as onion skin, turmeric, blueberries, cabbage, and grape juice.
You'll also find a history of egg decorating, which was practiced by Persians, Ukrainians and others almost 5,000 years ago, as a way of celebrating the springtime and the sun.
In a wonderful piece on spring rituals
in the Huffington Post
, Donna Henes writes that, in spring:
It is as if the great egg of the whole world has hatched.
Below, decorated Ukrainian Pysanky (eggs):
Enjoy your celebration of spring.
Photo - Museum of the Pysanka, Kolomiya, Ukraine. Photo by Lubap.