Making Easter eggs was always a welcome activity in my home when I was a kid. The tradition carried on to my own children. There is something about the thrill of vibrant colors from the dye process. This article from the April 1963 edition of Good Housekeeping offered ideas for ambitious egg artists. Give the egg a personality by giving it a face. The theme was nursery rhymes characters.
The article suggested a supply list of cardstock, poster paints, yarn, tape. string, tape, and straws. It offered tips. When decorating the eggs, make sure the egg is perfectly clean, and place them in a napkin ring or small plastic cup to keep them from rolling. They even provided a page of templates to use to cut the paper.