DIY Marbled Easter Eggs

By Jeran McConnel of Oleander and Palm

Easter is just around the corner and I’m ready for pretty spring pastels. This year I was so inspired by Minted’s Modern Marble Party Decor, that I wanted to carry the trend over to egg decorating. There are so many options when it comes to marbling, but most methods involve hard-to-find, obscure products or messy, oil-based paints. I wanted to make my eggs with simple, inexpensive ingredients that are also kid-friendly. Read on for the how-to…


Eggs (hard boiled to last longer)

A simple PAAS Dye kit


Vegetable oil


Paper towels


Shallow dishes, like pie plates


Step one: Dissolve a egg dye tablet in 1 tbsp. of vinegar in a shallow dish.  (I used PAAS Pastel decorating kit)  Then add 1/2 cup of cold water.

Step two: Let the dye sit for a couple minutes until the dye tablet is completely dissolved.  Measure out 1/4 cup vegetable oil.

Step three: Pour the vegetable oil into the dye.

Step four: Using a whisk, mix the oil into the dye until you can see little bubbles of the dye in the oil.

Step five: Move quickly and roll an egg into the just whisked dye and oil.  The dye will adhere to just spots on the egg.  Remove the egg from the dye and pat dry on a paper towel.

Step six: Repeat steps 1-5 with another color (preferably a darker, more saturated color).

Step seven: Pat dry the egg and rub off as much of the oil as possible.  If the egg is still too white or you want to layer more colors, continue repeating the process of mixing, rolling and drying until you get the desired effect.

  1. Jordan

    I love these! Would have never thought to use those ingredients, but what a beautiful outcome!

  2. Kim Dietrich Elam

    So pretty! Thanks for the “how to”!

  3. These are so lovely! My kids love marbling paper, so I know they’ll love to give this a try. Thanks for sharing!