Activities

How to Make Marbled Easter Eggs

Easter doesn’t have to be complicated! Making marbled Easter eggs is an easy activity to do with kids. It is creative and artistic.

Marbled Easter Eggs – Ingredients

  • Boiled eggs
  • Warm water
  • Distilled white vinegar
  • Food coloring
  • Vegetable oil
  • 1 container for each color

Marbled Easter Eggs – Step by Step

  1. Prepare the first round of dipping colors by stirring 1 teaspoon vinegar and 5 to 10 drops of food coloring into each cup of water. For best results, these colors should be lighter shades.
  2. Place one egg in each color and allow to rest completely covered by the dye for 1 to 3 minutes. Carefully remove eggs and transfer them to paper toweling to dry.
  3. Prepare the second round of dipping colors by stirring 1 teaspoon vinegar, 10 to 20 drops of food coloring, and 1 tablespoon oil into each cup of water. For best results, these colors should be darker shades.
  4. Place one egg in each color and stir to coat. Allow resting for 1 to 3 minutes for more intense colors.
  5. Carefully remove eggs and transfer them to paper toweling to dry.
  6. To repeat in a different color, rub as much oil from the eggs as possible before returning to the oil bath. Also, keep in mind that colors may blend on the eggs. Dipping repeatedly can render brown eggs.

Related Read: 10 Creative & Unique Easter Basket Ideas for Boys

Marbled Easter Eggs

Materials

  • Boiled eggs
  • Warm water
  • Distilled white vinegar
  • Food coloring
  • Vegetable oil
  • 1 container for each color

Instructions

    1. Prepare the first round of dipping colors by stirring 1 teaspoon vinegar and 5 to 10 drops of food coloring into each cup of water. For best results, these colors should be lighter shades.
    2. Place one egg in each color and allow to rest completely covered by the dye for 1 to 3 minutes. Carefully remove eggs and transfer them to paper toweling to dry.
    3. Prepare the second round of dipping colors by stirring 1 teaspoon vinegar, 10 to 20 drops of food coloring, and 1 tablespoon oil into each cup of water. For best results, these colors should be darker shades.
    4. Place one egg in each color and stir to coat. Allow resting for 1 to 3 minutes for more intense colors.
    5. Carefully remove eggs and transfer them to paper toweling to dry.
    6. To repeat in a different color, rub as much oil from the eggs as possible before returning to the oil bath. Also, keep in mind that colors may blend on the eggs. Dipping repeatedly can render brown eggs.
Marnie Craycroft

Marnie hails from Maine where she spent summers buried in sand and winters buried in snow. She is the daughter of a nearly four decade veteran of the public school systems. Teaching has always been a part of her life. She founded Carrots Are Orange in 2010.

Carrots Are Orange is a Montessori learning and living website for parents and teachers.

Marnie graduated from Wesleyan University in 1999 with a BA in Economics. She spent nearly a decade working in investment management. In 2006, she earned her MA in business from the University of Washington’s Foster School of Business.

Marnie moved to the west coast in 1999 and currently lives in Boulder with her husband and three sons. She is Montessori trained. Her work has been featured on Apartment Therapy, Buzzfeed, PBS Kids, BabyCenter, the Melissa & Doug blog, Huffington Post, and WhattoExpect.com. Besides writing, passions include running (usually after her three sons), photography, and outdoor adventures.

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