Marbled Easter Eggs

marble egg tree

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

Year 5 – Marble. We tried Crayon, Nail Polish, Oil and Dye, and Shaving Cream techniques.

Crayon marble egg

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.

Nail Polish Marble Egg

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.

Oil and Crayon Marble techniques

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.

Marble White Blue Oil Dye

This is the oil and dye technique with a white egg.

Shaving cream marble 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.

Egg shaped bread and butter soup

We enjoyed a simple meal of Potato and Cheese Soup with a Pesto Oil Drizzle and Egg shaped rolls with egg shaped butter.

Marble egg chocolate egg garnish

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.

4 types marble easter eggs

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.

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4 Responses to Marbled Easter Eggs

  1. Susie says:

    What a beautiful tree! I love the crayon one the most.

    When I was younger, we used to decorate eggs by dripping coloured candle wax onto them. Perhaps you could try that next year?

  2. eclecticlamb says:

    Thank you so much! I like the idea of dripping candle wax! I never heard of that technique before.

  3. Silas says:

    I like the oil and dye technique.

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