How to Marble Easter Eggs
Last Modified: 10/04/2019
Follow the 6 steps in creating a marbled egg to make the Easter hunt more creative and exciting.
- 1Make this year's Easter eggs a work of art by learning how to marble them.
- 2It's simple. You will need: hard-boiled eggs, food dye, vegetable oil,...
- 3...containers, a spoon or dipper, and paper towels.
- 4Step 1: Prepare the egg dye according to the package,...
- 5...or make your own using natural food colorings.
- 6If you plan to eat the eggs, make sure you use food grade dyes.
- 7Step 2: Add a teaspoon of vegetable oil to each container of dye.
- 8If you want to dye some eggs normally or give them a base color before marbling, do that first.
- 9Once the oil is in the dye, you can't go back.
- 10Step 3: Using a spoon or the dipper that comes with a kit,...
- 11...lower the egg completely into the dye and remove it quickly.
- 12Because oil and water don't mix, you'll get color on some parts of the egg and none on others,...
- 13...creating a marbled effect.
- 14Keep dipping to get a brighter color.
- 15Step 4: Lightly pat the just dipped eggs with a paper towel or the color may become muddy.
- 16If you want to dip them in another color, wait until they're completely dry first.
- 17Experiment by adding a bit more oil to the dyes.
- 18Different amounts create different amounts of marbling.
- 19Step 5: Moisten a paper towel with vegetable oil...
- 20...and lightly wipe down the finished eggs with it to add a nice shine.
- 21Step 6: Refrigerate your eggs until you're ready to display them and wow everyone with your masterpiece.
- 22Did you know? In 2005, Belgian chocolate maker, Guylian,...
- 23...created a 27-foot, 3-inch tall, 4299-lb edible chocolate Easter egg...
- 24...out of 50,000 praline chocolate bars.