the blue robin egg looking ones (above) were hard boiled first. i wish i had blown the yolks out because i love how they turned out and wish they would last forevz. mos'def doing these again. i dyed them in water with good ol' blue food colouring in it. please, for the love of jahovah and all of his witnesses, do not buy egg dying kits at the store. such a waste of packaging, cardboard, and your $. if you are going for the easy, peasy, one, two threesy kinda dye job, grab food colouring and adjust them to the colours you want. boom, robin eggs.
get some gold leaf at a craft store and follow the directions on how to use it on a few eggs.. i did not follow the directions. big surprise. i put it straight on the eggs, very carefully, but should have put some sort of glue on the egg shell first (turns out directions direct you in the right direction). however, i paint brushed on a lil watered down modge podge over the gold leaf and it stayed down perfectly. i adore them. i might cuddle the lil nest they are perched in when i hit the hay this eve. sighs.