How to Marble Easter Eggs

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.