Easter was always a special event when my kids were little. First of all we would spend all day dying the hardboiled eggs and decorating them. I well remember that chrome kitchen table covered with newspapers and kids sitting on their knees in the chair carefully drawing on their eggs and then choosing the colours they wanted their egg to be. I would make up pint mason jars with all different colours by putting about a cup of lukewarm water in each, 2 tablespoons of vinegar, and about a teaspoon of food colouring. Of course you could make the colours lighter or darker if you wanted by regulating the amount of food colouring you put in each jar. We only had red, green, blue and yellow food colouring, so if you wanted other colours you had to mix them together. Red and yellow makes orange, blue and red makes purple, blue and green makes turquoise.