DIY and Disconnect: marbled eggs

Looking for a new Easter tradition? Well, we’ve got a treat for you!

One of the best parts of Easter is dying eggs and hunting for them. No matter your age, there’s something about the hunt that reignites your childhood zeal. Now, maybe you haven’t dyed eggs in years because you can’t stand the stench of vinegar, the way it stains your hands, and how it uses almost every cup in the cupboard. #Annoying. But what if we told you that our way uses only one glass and requires no icky vinegar smell? Now, we’ve caught your attention! Great, let’s get crackin’! 😉

Step one: ingredients

We promise, you don’t need much.

  • Nail polish (choose any colors)
  • Hard-boiled eggs (room temperature)
  • A glass or bowl of warm water
  • Toothpicks
  • Gloves

Step two: prep your colors

Take your glass of warm water and add a few drops of your desired nail polish colors. You will see the color spread across the surface of the water.

If you don’t like the color distribution on the water, you can use a toothpick to swirl them around a little.

Step three: dip

Now, dip your egg into the water…

…and quickly remove!

The color will transfer to the egg. Don’t loiter too much here as the nail polish starts to harden and things can get clumpy.

Step four: clean and repeat

As we mentioned, the nail polish will harden quickly, so chances are you’ll only have time for a single dip before you need to add more color. Use a toothpick and swirl it around the glass. You’ll notice how it seems to skim and pick up the polish on the surface layer. #Science.

Once your glass is free of most hardened polish, add more colors and repeat the process. Once you’ve taken a first pass on all of your eggs and they have dried, go ahead and take a second pass for added color.

Step five: enjoy!

Once your eggs have dried, take a picture (#instaworthy), hide them, hunt them, or decorate your Easter table with them!

Happy Easter!

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