Our chickens lay brown and green eggs. Those eggs don't do well with the egg dye kits you buy at the store. Last year I actually bought eggs at the store so the kids could have white eggs to dye. It seemed like such a dumb thing to do since we always have such a surplus of eggs here at home.
This year I decided to do something different. I bought the kids all a new set of watercolors from Hobby Lobby for all of $.99 each. They used them to actually paint a couple dozen brown eggs this year. The result was overly excited kids and beautiful eggs.
It was great watching the kids have so much fun. They loved being able to detail the eggs the way they wanted to. They had so much more fun than they ever have just dipping eggs in cups of dye. This will be how we do Easter eggs from here on out. Just look at how pretty they are: