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

eggs

 

  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!!

Nothing says “I love you” more than Valentine sweet meringue love letter treats.  To make with your kids or gift them up for your lover, you can get crafty with what to spell out. After the “You’re Sweet,” “Be Mine,” “I Love You,” and “I’m Yours” is read and admired, everyone involved gets to enjoy that sweet meringue crunch.LOVE

  • PREP: 20 MINS
    TOTAL TIME: 2 HOURS
  • YIELD:Twelve 4-inch letters and sixteen 1-inch hearts

Ingredients

  • 3 large egg whites, at room temperature
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • Large pinch of coarse salt
  • Large pinch of cream of tartar

Directions

  1. STEP 1

    Preheat oven to 200 degrees, with racks in upper and lower third of oven. Combine egg whites and sugar in a bowl set over a pot of simmering water; stir until sugar dissolves and mixture is warm, about 3 minutes. Add salt and cream of tartar.

  2. STEP 2

    Beat with a mixer on medium-high speed until stiff, glossy peaks form and meringue is mostly cooled, about 7 minutes.

  3. STEP 3

    Transfer meringue to a piping bag fitted with a 1/2-inch plain pastry tip (such as Ateco #805). Pipe any love words you like onto a parchment-lined baking sheet; each letter should be about 4 inches tall and spaced 1 inch apart. Pipe 16 hearts, 1 inch tall and 1 inch apart, onto another parchment-lined baking sheet.

  4. STEP 4

    Bake meringues until crisp on the outside but still soft inside, about 1 hour for letters and 40 minutes for hearts. Transfer to a wire rack and let cool completely. Cookies can be stored in an airtight container at room temperature up to 1 day.

Miss Martha Stewart is to thank for the fun fun fun treat idea, and for much more inspiration, go HERE. xx