How to Make Marbleized Easter Eggs
A holiday spent with family and friends, Easter is a time for traditions both old and new. And whether you've been taking part in the same tried and true holiday activities or are in search of a few new ways to enjoy time with loved ones, you know that Easter happenings are meant to be fun for the entire family. That's why we love the multiple techniques available for dyeing Easter eggs. With a plethora of possibilities—and eggs as the blank slate—allow your creativity to run wild with this artful way of decorating the holiday classic. Marbleizing Easter eggs is both an elevated and hands-on approach that the whole family will enjoy.
Small on mess and big on fun, this marbleized decorating technique is sure to be everyone's new favorite. All you need to create these luxe-looking eggs is an egg blower, a dozen eggs, dye, oil, and a dash of creativity. The trick to this colorful holiday craft lies in the oil, and its inability to combine with water, which allows for the dye to stand apart. This creates the gorgeous marbleized effect when it's dipped into the oil and water mixture.
After embellishing the eggs as you and your entire family see fit, let them dry and either leave the finished products out as decorations or hide them as part of an epic hunt. Placing these gorgeous eggs on your dinner table, alongside a delicious meal full of springtime favorites and fresh produce, will make this a holiday to remember. Continue on for our simple and easy method to making marbleized Easter eggs.
In order to create these gorgeous marbleized Easter eggs, you'll need a number supplies. To start, gather the following: an egg blower, 12 eggs, several mixing bowls (both shallow and deep), measuring spoons, a liquid measuring cup, white vinegar, food coloring (including liquid brown food color), spoon, fork, olive oil, and paper towels.
With an egg blower, pierce the top and bottom of each egg, puncturing the yolk and then carefully expel the contents. Next, rinse and let dry. In a small mixing bowl, combine three cups of warm water, two tablespoons of vinegar, and a few drops of food coloring. Then place one egg in the dye and leave submerged until it turns the desired shade.
Prepare to Marbleize
In a wide shallow bowl, prepare a second batch of dye—which will provide the swirls—in a darker shade or a different color of your choice. The liquid should be ½-inch deep. Add one tablespoon of olive oil and run a fork through mixture—creating curlicues of oil on the surface. As the oil swirls, place dyed egg in the mixture, and roll it once around the bowl to pick up oil streaks and remove the egg.
Gently pat the just-dipped egg dry with a paper towel. This will help solidify the marbleized effect.
Let It Sit
After you've created your desired pattern, let the marbleized Easter egg dry. You can experiment with color combinations: Vary the base tints and the swirls to achieve striking contrasts, subtle shadings, or multihued richness. Keep experimenting with your technique to recreate these mixed colors and whirly-swirly designs.