Posted by on Mar 23, 2013 in Easter Activities | 0 comments

Last year, M and I used different foods we had in the house to naturally dye our Easter eggs, which was a lot of fun! Yesterday, we decided to try something different and make marbled Easter eggs.

Materials:

  • eggs (hard boiled or blown)
  • tbsp oil
  • tbsp vinegar
  • food colouring
  • water
  • cup
  • spoon
  • table covering (so you don’t dye your table)

Making Marbled Easter Eggs

First I had M help me blow out the insides of the eggs. We punctured a hole in each end, stuck a sharp skewer through both holes to clear a nice path, and then blew through one of the holes. This was pretty challenging for M, but he kept wanting to try! No one in our house really likes to eat hard-boiled eggs (my boys won’t eat eggs any way I prepare them) so I thought blowing the eggs would be a better idea. My husband and I enjoyed eating scrambled eggs  for breakfast this morning!

Marbled Easter Eggs  Marbled Easter Eggs

Next, I put a tbsp of oil and a tbsp of vinegar into each cup, along with a few drops of food colouring and water. I gave each cup a stir before M dropped an egg into the dye mixtures. Because the eggs were hollow, they kept floating to the top, but that was a good thing for this type of egg dying. You want to keep bobbing the egg up and down in the dye mixture so the egg picks up different swirls/ patterns of colour.

Marbled Easter Eggs

Once M was satisfied with the pattern of the first colour, he dropped the egg into a second colour and repeated the process.

Marbled Easter Eggs

Then we set the eggs back into the egg carton to dry. I made sure to blow out any of the oil/dye mixture that was trapped inside of the eggs as well.

Marbled Easter Eggs  Marbled Easter Eggs

Because we decided to hollow out the eggs, we can keep them out on display to enjoy throughout Easter.

Marbled Easter Eggs

When you look at each egg individually, they kind of resemble cool planets, don’t you think?

Marbled Easter Eggs  Marbled Easter Eggs

Marbled Easter Eggs  Marbled Easter Eggs

Marbled Easter Eggs  Marbled Easter Eggs

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