MARBLED EGGS

Easter is a few weeks away, and just like every year since I was a kid, I decorated Easter eggs. This year I wanted to do something different. I know Easter is about celebrating life, rebirth and the spring season. People also associate the day with pastel colors, but I’m not really into those colors; I wanted to do something more minimal and modern. After some brainstorming I finally decided to make some marble-inspired Easter eggs! I mean why not? It would be something I could leave out for display even when Easter is long over.

MATERIALS

Eggs
Nail polish (any color of your choice)
Large container
Water
Chopstick

Before we start, decide whether or not you want to eat the eggs after they have been decorated. I’m not sure what’s in nail polish, but I can’t imagine it being good for consumption.  If you do plan on eating them, then I suggest you do either one of the following steps:  You could blow out the eggs by poking holes in the top and bottom of the eggs and blowing the contents out. If you’re like me and you don’t want any holes on the tops of your eggs, then I suggest doing this next step.  I cracked a hole in the bottom of my eggs, around ¾ of an inch and let the egg ooze out completely. After extracting the contents from the eggs rinse it out with water. Drain the eggs completely and lay them on a towel to allow them to dry. You can then use the extracted eggs for that quiche recipe you have always wanted to try or that cake you’ve been meaning to bake.  

To learn how to blow out an egg, here is a quick video to help you out.

Also, if possible do this project outside or in a well-ventilated area, the nail polish smell can become too strong.

DIRECTIONS

Step 1: Cover your tabletop with paper to help keep the surface clean and dry.

Step 2: Fill your container three-quarters of the way up with room temperature water. Then pour a few drop of nail polish into the water.

Step 3: Using the chopstick, swirl around the nail polish making a marble pattern.

 

Step 4: Take an egg and submerge it into the water. Before you fully remove the egg from the water make sure to rotate the egg so that the majority of it is covered with polish.

for this part I suggest wearing rubber gloves, I learned the hard way

 

Step 5: Right when you lift up the egg from the water let it air dry for 15 seconds. It should dry enough for you to handle with your free hand. Let it dry on a towel for 10 more minutes before handling it. And that’s it!

That was easy wasn’t it? I had a great time using this decorating technique and I think they turned out great. Just like natural marble, the texture is never the same. Each egg comes out different and you never know what you’ll get until you take it out of the water. Not only can you use these eggs to decorate your home for easter, but you can use them all year long since they’re hollow and won’t spoil. Another great idea is to fill them with gold confetti or glitter for extra fun!