It's what's inside that counts with these simply smashing Easter eggs—they turn the stress of cracking into an artful plus.
How-to: Boil eggs, let cool, then tap the shells gently with the back of a spoon to create a fragmented surface all over. Fill a quart-size container with a tablespoon of a richly toned food dye (try AmeriColor Junior Soft Gel Paste; $11 for eight colors, karenscookies.net), plus 1 tablespoon vinegar and 3 cups water. Dip an egg (or several at once) and keep submerged for about 30 minutes. For supersaturated color (as shown here), soak eggs in the dye overnight in the refrigerator.