Go ahead and break the mold when decorating your eggs this year
-- and have an eggs-traordinary time in the process. We've substituted crayons for conventional egg dye, coloring right on still-warm hard-boiled eggs. The heat melts the wax, creating smooth swaths of color.
Boil the eggs in a mixture of water and vinegar (about 1 1/2 tablespoons of vinegar for every cup of water) for 10 minutes, then turn off the heat.
Carefully remove a hot egg (parents only) and let it cool for about 10 minutes. (Leave the others in the water until you're almost ready to decorate them, so they stay warm.)
Holding the egg on a paper towel, draw on the shell with the crayons. To avoid smudging your design when turning the egg, carefully lift it from the paper towel, turn it, then set it back down. Let the design set for about 30 minutes.