Spring is the time of year that’s filled with new life, pastels, and all things Easter related. It’s a great time to spend with the kids and create! Each year decorating Easter eggs is the number one thing we look forward to as a family. This year we’re making marbled Easter eggs and they are gorgeous!
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How to Make Marbled Easter Eggs with Food Coloring
We love making pretty colored eggs for egg hunts, to decorate the kids’ Easter baskets and just enjoying as decorations during our annual Easter brunch.
These easy marble eggs only take a few minutes to make an entire batch. To make your colorful marble eggs, you’ll only need a few items you probably already have in your kitchen.
It’s a simple enough process to do, that your toddler can easily help you with it.
The steps can get a little messy, though, so I would recommend that everyone wear an old t-shirt as a smock, or apron to help avoid stains. Marbled eggs can get slippery!
- Boiled eggs
- Warm water
- Distilled white vinegar
- Food coloring
- Vegetable oil
- 1 container for each color
- 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.
- 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 to paper toweling to dry.
- 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.
- Place one egg in each color and stir to coat. Allow to rest for 1 to 3 minutes for more intense colors.
- Carefully remove eggs and transfer to paper toweling to dry.
- 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 make brown eggs, so limit how many times you dip them.
Marbled Easter Egg Ideas
Making these beautiful swirly, marble eggs is a great way to celebrate Easter with the kids.
They not only make an extra fun family activity, but add a special touch to your deviled eggs recipe. The kids will love knowing that they’re special eggs helped make the yummy dish.
To take your eggs to the next level, after the eggs dry, let the kids draw bunnies, chicks, polka dots, stripes, or anything else they can imagine to make the hard-boiled eggs extra special.
Marbled eggs are a great Easter decoration to place in an farmhouse egg carton or small planter as a centerpiece on your table for Easter dinner.
Stack multiple eggs into a glass jar for an adorable centerpiece. The possibilities are endless. I hope you enjoyed this creative way to decorate hardboiled eggs. There really is nothing prettier and more spring-like than the soft colors of these marbled Easter eggs!
Get creative with any of our Easter egg ideas and happy Easter!