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3 Ways to Marble Easter Eggs

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Learn how to marble Easter eggs using these 3 fun methods. Create a beautiful swirl effect on eggs to decorate your home and enjoy for Easter.

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Marbling is one of my favorite craft techniques. It involves swirling coloring and transferring it to a surface. A pretty broad technique! I am going to show you 3 ways to marble Easter eggs that you can try at home. Use real eggs or these craft eggs and pick your favorite technique to get started.

Be sure to check out these water marbled gift ideas and marbled stationary. Once you learn these techniques you will be marbling everything!

You can watch the full video right here or on YouTube to see exactly how these eggs are done.

Marble Easter eggs with shaving cream


  • Shaving foam
  • Shallow tray (foil to cover the tray, optional)
  • Food coloring
  • Wood skewer or toothpick
  • Paper towel
  • Gloves
  • Craft eggs
shaving cream egg supplies

Fill a shallow tray with shaving foam then sprinkle a few drops of food coloring over the top. Use 1 or 2 colors to create different effects.

Use a wood skewer to swirl the coloring around in the shaving foam creating beautiful designs.

swirl in shaving foam

Roll an egg around in the shaving foam to transfer the color and pattern to the surface of the egg. Wipe the foam off with a paper towel and the subtle swirl of color will be left on the surface.

marble eggs with shaving cream

Marbling with oil and water


  • Small bowl
  • 1/4 c. hot water
  • 1 tsp. vinegar
  • 1/4 tsp. vegetable oil
  • Food coloring
  • Utensil to pick up eggs
  • Craft eggs
oil and water supplies

Mix water, vinegar and oil in a dish. Add food coloring until your desired color is achieved then stir vigorously. This will break up the oil and create lots of little droplets.

Dip an egg into the mixture and move it around. The color from the water will dye the egg but the oil will leave white spots. the results is beautifully marbled eggs that have a different pattern every time.

marble easter eggs with oil and water

Marble eggs with nail polish

This is my favorite method. I have used this to create gifts and decorate storage jars in my office.


  • Room temperature water
  • Nail polish
  • Plastic bowl
  • Craft eggs
nail polish supplies

Fill a dish with water, be sure to use a dish that you don’t mind staining or something that is disposable.

Drop or swirl in 1 or 2 colors of nail polish. You can use a toothpick to gently mix the colors at this point but it’s not necessary.

Grasp an egg tightly and dip one side into the nail polish and pull up. The swirled colors will stick to the egg! You can do this a couple times before having the add more color. To do this, use a paper towel to skim the surface of the water then add more nail polish.

marble eggs with nail polish

There you have it, 3 fun adn easy ways to decorate easter eggs. These marbling techniques can be used on just about any surface.

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Dianne Biscoe

Thursday 19th of March 2020

My fav is the nail polish method...great way to use up older polish!

Rebecca Payne

Thursday 19th of March 2020

Thank you so much for these tips.

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