Easter egg dying is always such a fun activity. I love seeing all the different colors and the creations that my kids make. In years past we have used natural dyes (onion skins, cabbage, turmeric, etc), but this year we had some cousins over for the egg dying fun so we tried something new … Marbled Eggs!! We made our own dyes with food coloring, water, vinegar and oil. The results were SO pretty and the process was so simple!
Materials + Supplies
- Food Coloring
- Olive Oil
- White Vinegar
- Hard Boiled Eggs
- Rubber Bands
- White Crayon
- Mix 1 cup of hot water with food coloring (we used about 10-15 drops) + 1 tsp of vinegar, in a bowl or large cup.
- The kids added designs with white crayons + rubber bands. Submerge egg in the colored water + swirl around until the desired color is reached. We let them dry on ice cube trays, which worked great!
- For the marbling mixture combine about 1/2 cup of water (you want about an inch of liquid in the bottom of the bowl), 20-30 drops of food coloring (the darker the better!) + 1 tbsp of olive oil.
- Stir the oil mixture to create swirls + bubbles, then submerge your already dyed egg, swirling it around. Remove + place on the ice cube tray to dry. You can repeat the marbling process as many times as you want.
- Once finished wipe your eggs with a paper towel to remove the oil.
The kids were so thrilled with how their eggs turned out! Each egg was so different and beautiful! It’s kinda a shame that we will be rolling them down a hill in a few hours. Hopefully they last more than a roll or two!