The origin of the word is French Pasques for Easter, after the Latin Pasca."Hard boiled eggs at Easter were known as paste eggs instead of pace eggs.
You can tie onion skins around them while they boil, this leaves a pretty pattern in the brown colour, boil in red cabbage leaves gives a reddy purple shade, wrap them in string before adding to the water and you will get a spiral effect.
When the children were small we would use Crepepaper in different colours, wrap the egg in them then spray them with water once they were dry the colour would have tranfered to the egg.
I've silk tie dyed them, made faces and painted them but this time I tried stamping on them,(with rubber stamps and not my feet)
These are my Paste Eggs, the two in the back of the picture were made by using Rubber Stamp Tapestry stamps and the one at the front was made with Glass Glitter and pearls, I don't think the one at the front should be ate ha ha.