Amana Colonies Easter Eggs

Hand-dyed eggs have been made here since the Amana Colonies were first established, a tradition brought from Germany in the 1800's.

These hand-dyed eggs are real hard boiled eggs which are rolled when they are very hot in a mixture of furniture glue and dyes. At the end of the day, the pieces of glue that are left over are placed together in a dish and the eggs are rulled in the multi-colored mixture. This results in the beautiful, marbleized multi-colored eggs which are called "The End of Day Eggs".

The furniture glue seals the eggs. They dry out inside and some of the eggs last from year to year. Please note, these eggs are non-edible and for decorative purposes only. They are sure to become a family treasure that you will want to display every Easter season.