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Marbleized Easter Eggs: Step-by-Step Dyeing Tutorial

Dyeing Easter Eggs is one of the most fun activities to enjoy with your family during the Easter season. If you're looking to wow your friends and family with a new and fun way to dye Easter eggs, these marbleized eggs will do the trick. They look totally impressive, but they're actually pretty easy to make! 

There is just one quick extra step in creating these eggs compared to traditional dyed Easter eggs, but the step is simple, fast and completely worth the outcome.

To create these Marbleized Easter Eggs, all you need to do is dye your eggs one color, and then after allowing them to dry, dye them again in a different, darker color. The addition of oil in the second dye with allow the egg to create a marbleized look. Either dye the eggs yourself and set them out as beautiful decor, or involve your friends and family and allow them to create their own unique marbleized eggs! It's a fun twist on a classic family Easter activity, and even the kids can help out! 




  • Hard-boiled eggs
  • Shallow containers or cups
  • Warm water
  • White vinegar
  • Food coloring
  • Vegetable oil
  • Spoon
  • Drying rack

Step 1: Place 3/4 cup of warm water in a shallow container. Add 1 tablespoon of vinegar and about 10 drops of food coloring to the water. Use a lighter color food coloring for this batch.

Step 2: Place the egg into the container and make sure it is completely submerged. Allow the eggs to sit in the dye for 5 minutes.

Step 3: Remove the egg from the dye and place it on the drying rack to completely dry.

Step 4: In a different shallow container, place 3/4 cup of warm water. Add 1 tablespoon of vinegar, 1 tablespoon of vegetable oil, and about 10 drops of a different color food coloring to the water. Be sure to use a darker color food coloring for this batch.

Step 5: Submerge the egg into the container and roll it around in the dye. Then carefully pick up the egg and spoon the dye over the complete surface of the egg.

Step 6: Place the egg on the drying rack and allow the dye to dry completely. Because of the vegetable oil, the outside of the egg will continue to look wet even after the dye dries. Once you know the dye is dry, use a paper towel to wipe the oil off the egg (I recommend waiting at least 30 minutes).

Step 7: Repeat with as many different colors and combinations as you like.


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