We noticed a lot of Easter egg trees in the German countryside. They seemed so festive and the eggs were so pretty on the newly blooming trees, that we decided to decorate a tree in our yard.
We used real eggs, poked holes with needles and emptied out the insides (okay, actually, I did that part), drew on them with crayons and dyed them. We smooshed a lot of eggs, too. Approximately 3 out of 5 egg(shell)s made it to the tree. The rain and sun are washing away the color dyes, but I still think the decorated tree looks charming - almost classy. I like the real egg(shell)s better than the plastic - but I'm sure the color on the plastic ones wouldn't wash out.
Kind of makes you wonder what's in the rain.