This easy technique yields splashy, unique designs reminiscent of abstract expressionist painter Jackson Pollock's.
To get the fun under way, first boil your eggs for 15 minutes and then let them cool completely. Protect your work area with newspaper and set out the supplies needed for each technique.
Note: If you plan to eat your Easter eggs, decorate them only with food-grade dyes. Click here for the USDA's tips on Easter and Passover egg safety.
To create your own wild-looking strokes of color, first pour small amounts of acrylic paints onto a paper plate.
Dip the end of a piece of string into the paint, then sweep the string across the egg.
Try different colors of paint, and experiment with different sizes and types of string or light rope for a variety of markings.
For more egg dyeing techniques:
Egg Dyeing: Aluminum Foil Technique
Egg Dyeing: Bubble Packaging Technique
Egg Dyeing: Lightbulb Sleeves Technique
Egg Dyeing: Rubber Bands Technique
Egg Dyeing: Sticker Stencils Technique
Egg Dyeing: Thumbprints Technique
Egg Dyeing: Tissue Paper Technique