How To Make Marbleized Easter Eggs

Old fashioned dipped dyed eggs is alright, and maybe a bit boring, but wait till you learn how to make marbleized Easter eggs! Never again will youreggs jar kids become unamused after dunking two hard boiled eggs in a cups of murky dye. With this new technique, you’ll even get a few artsy adults in the mix trying their hand at the marbleizing madness.

What you’ll need:

  • Mixing bowls
  • Measuring cup
  • Measuring spoons
  • White vinegar
  • Food coloring
  • Eggs
  • Olive oil
  • Fork
  • Paper towels

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  1. STEP 1

    Prepare a dye bath in a small heatproof mixing bowl: Mix 1 teaspoon of vinegar and 20 drops of food coloring (use more to intensify color) with 1 cup of hot water. Add an egg, and submerge it until it turns the desired hue. Remove egg; let dry, about 15 minutes.

  2. STEP 2

    In a shallow, wide bowl, prepare another batch of dye in a darker or different shade; this will provide the swirls. The liquid should be 1/2 inch deep. Add about 1 tablespoon olive oil (you may need more depending on the size of the container). Run a fork through this mixture, creating swirls of oil on the surface. Place the dyed egg in the marbleizing mixture, and roll it once around the bowl to pick up the oil streaks; remove, and blot gently with a paper towel. Let dry, 30 minutes.

  3. STEP 3

    Try various color combinations. Vary the base tints and the swirls to achieve contrasts both striking and subtle.

For more Spring Kid (and adult) Crafts, Martha Stewart has you covered!!

Yes, it’s pumpkin carving time, but color out of the lines this season with these 3 new ways to use a pumpkin.

1. Party Cooler

What’s cooler than a pumpkin cooler?? Get the largest pumpkin you can find, cut a large hole and scoop out the seeds. Fill with ice and your drink of choice.

Pumpkin Cooler

Pumpkin Cooler

2. Flower Vase

Cut the original hole, scoop the seeds, and give it a nice rinse. To take it a step further, give the pumpkin a good paint job, any color that goes with your house. Then fill with water and get clever with your flower arrangement.

Pumpkin Vase

Pumpkin Vase

3. Candle Holder

If carving and seed scooping really isn’t your thing, this one is for those who opt for minimal mess making. Gather pumpkins large and small, you may paint them if you like, and gather enough candles accordingly. Trace the base of a candle for it’s specific pumpkin and cut a hole 2-3 inches deep. Make sure your candle is secure and snug, then go ahead and light her up.

Pumpkin Candle

Pumpkin Candle