Marble is timeless. It seems that this look never goes out of style. And Easter eggs anyway. Well then, let’s marble Easter eggs. This simple but super effective technique is highly recommended even for handicrafts with children and always provides a lot of fun and amazement. Because Easter eggs with a marble look are always eye-catchers on every festive Easter table. These can be designed in all possible variations and colors. Depending on your own taste, you can decorate the eggs in bright colors or keep them discreet and puristic in just one muted, neutral color. Today we have prepared a step-by-step guide and some super cute and stylish Easter egg decorating ideas. Have fun watching and imitating!
Marble magical Easter eggs
Marble Easter eggs step by step
You can use different methods to decorate your Easter eggs in the popular marble look. Today we will show you how to do this with nail polish or marbling colors.
Caution! You should be warned in advance that this method is mainly intended for decoration eggs that are not eaten. Conventional marbling paints and nail polishes are inedible and will pass through the eggshell. With real eggs you should either use edible marbling colors or another suitable method that you probably remember from grandma. For example this one with the shaving cream and the food colors or with the oil.
You need the following materials:
- white plastic eggs from the craft store
- Plastic containers for dunking
- Marble paints or nail polishes in any color
- a protective pad such as old newspaper or nylon
- Kebab skewer, wooden stick or toothpick
- Sheet of paper or cardboard – to clean the water
- Styrofoam and pins to dry the eggs
And this is how it’s done:
Skewer each plastic egg, one at a time, onto the skewer or wooden stick and secure with tape as desired.
Drip a few drops of your desired marbling colors or nail polish into the water.
Using another kebab skewer, pull through beautiful patterns.
Then quickly dip the egg into the water and turn it back and forth as desired.
Quickly pull the egg out of the water.
Use the sheet of paper or cardboard to clean the water of the paint residue. You can also create marbled cards in this way at the same time.
A magical color combination for your marbled Easter eggs
With the help of these instructions you can also generally make marble decoration yourself.
And 5 more useful tips for marbling Easter eggs
- Since the nail polish and marbling colors smell a bit more intense, you should marble the Easter eggs outside if possible when the weather is nice. Otherwise a mask makes sense.
- If you want an additional decorative effect with folds, you can wait a little before immersing the egg in the colored water. The paint or nail polish has then dried a little on the water surface and wrinkled.
- If you like more even patterns, you can omit the kebab skewer entirely. For filigree patterns, even thinner wooden sticks or toothpicks are recommended.
- It is better to blow on the surface of the water each time before retrieving the eggs so that the paint goes aside.
- You can use simple pins to dry off by sticking them into a piece of styrofoam at small regular intervals, like a hedgehog (see picture below). In this way, the beautiful marble pattern is not damaged.
A great, practical idea for drying Easter eggs
Marble Easter eggs is really easy and super fun. Try it yourself and create original eye-catchers in a marble look for your festive Easter decorations this year. Have fun and good luck!
Celebrate new beginnings and celebrate life!
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Just let your imagination run wild!