Easter is coming up in just a couple weeks. I have yet to do any decorating or purchase any Easter candy/gifts for the girls. That hasn’t kept me from pinning lots of new and pretty items to my Pinterest board though!
Honestly, though, who has time to do everything they see on Pinterest? I really try to do fun and interesting crafts with my kids, but time and expense usually get to me, which is why I am not and will never be a Martha Stewart.
Sometimes, however, I do get a moment or two. And while we definitely made use of inexpensive egg coloring kits last year, we also took some time to make our own version of a marbleized egg.
Our Simple Marbleized Egg Technique:
1. Put drops of different colored food coloring* randomly spaced in a box or box top.
2. Place hardboiled egg in the box
3. Roll the egg around until you love the way it looks (if it’s not turning out the way you like, then go ahead and add some more food coloring and keep rollin!)
4. Carefully place the egg in a slice of toilet paper tube and let dry.
*We used gel colors, which were vibrant and beautiful…but they never fully dried! I’ve read that you can add some extract or alcohol (vodka) to help with drying time, but I’d recommend you stick to water based food coloring. If you want more vibrant colors, you could also try paint, but I would recommend using blown eggs or throwing away the insides instead of eating them.
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