Wednesday, March 13, 2013

marbleized easter eggs

the girls and i had a blast making these marble dyed eggs yesterday.
i guess you could say we got our easter on! i stripped them down to their underwear so the dye wouldn't stain anything and so they could really get their hands dirty. 

we used the instructions from martha stewart, but adapted them. i bought two packages of paas's easter molded color cups from the grocery store (they had a deal of 2 packages for $4). 

basically, there are two layers of dye to create the marbleized effect. 

we dyed the first layer using the first package of color cups. i used water and a dash of white vinegar to create a brighter first layer. we then put them in the egg carton to dry. 

once the first layer of dye is dry you can get out your second package of color cups.  i used water and let the dye tablets dissolve. then add 1 tablespoon of olive oil and run a fork through this mixture, creating curlicues of oil on the surface.

add the eggs to the cups and once you get the color to where you  want it remove it and wipe the eggs off with a paper towel and let it dry. done and done. 

hope you enjoy making these with your lovies.


  1. I will be attempting this with four little ones this coming week. Yours came out so perfectly. Wish me luck!

  2. hi karina! hope you have a great trip to mexico in the glorious sunshine. yes, good luck with the eggs. get them naked! haha. peace-molly