My niece and I have a tradition of decorating blown out eggs for Easter. Each year we try a different technique but keep with the blue and white color scheme. For this year (our 5th time) we experimented with 4 types of marbling techniques.
Year 1 – Paper Cut-out
Year 2 – Simplified Ukrainian
Year 3 – Quilling
Year 4 – Ribbons
My favorite of the four techniques was the crayon one. We changed the water several times to make sure it was hot but it is easy and fast technique with beautiful results. My niece made small crayon pieces with a vegetable peeler. She used Periwinkle, Sky, Blizzard, Blue-Green, and White crayons.
The nail polish technique was very smelly. The house stunk for awhile afterwards. At first we were not sure if we liked the technique so we only made two. I liked it better after it dried.
The oil and dye technique was subtle in our color scheme. It is the egg in the left of the above photo. The egg to the right is the crayon egg.
This is the oil and dye technique with a white egg.
The shaving cream technique was the favorite one for my niece. You need to let the shaving cream dry overnight and then wipe it off. It has a slight odor but not a bad one in my opinion.
Dessert of course was marble cake. I used the recipe in the Martha Stewart Baking Handbook. We garnished with fresh whipped cream and a mini Cadbury Chocolate Egg.
Here are all four types in an egg carton. I accidentally broke one of the nail polish ones when I added the ribbon hanger. I use doll needles because they are long enough to easily go through the egg. My niece and I divided these eggs between us.
I look forward to whatever technique we will do next year.