Last year we dyed eggs with shaving cream and they turned out great. Messy, but great. This year, we tried marbleizing eggs using nail polish and water. They turned out very cool! Almost graffiti-ish and very abstract, which I just love. This project is super simple and can be done in minutes.
We used solo cups, paper plates, plastic spoons, paper straws, nail polish, water, and of course, some hard boiled eggs. I have a stash of nail polish and Kate has several cheapies we used. The neon colors turned out fun, and the blue polish was a hit too!
We filled the cups with enough water to cover an egg. You want the water to be room temperature/warm. We then added drops of nail polish in different colors and stirred the mixture around. Carefully drop an egg in the water and sort of swirl it around until the egg starts to take on the colors of the nail polish. We used a paper straw to stir. A wooden stir stick would probably be best. A plastic spoon will take on the color, so avoid that. The sides of the cup will also take on the colors, but the egg will get covered as well.
This obviously could be a messy project but it really wasn't. I assisted with putting the color in the cups. Make sure you put something down on whatever surface you are working on! We switched out cups and water often. We also found that if an egg doesn't turn out how you want it to, throw it back in some water and add more to it.
It's fun trying a new technique every year!
And speaking of spring, I'm participating in a 2016 Spring Home Tours hosted by Marty @ A Stroll Thru Life. She has invited 30 bloggers to share their spring homes and my tour will go live on Thursday! I hope you will check out all of these great blogs and get inspired! I will update this post each day with updated links!
Monday - March 21
A Stroll Thru Life - Marty
Cuckoo4Design - Julia
Life on Virginia Street - Sarah
Thrifty and Chic - Alicia
Snazzy Little Things -Jeanette
Rain On A Tin Roof - Jenna
Tuesday - March 22
Tuesday - March 22
Making Home Base - Chelsea
Claire Brody Designs - Claire
Driven By Decor - Kris
Eleven Gables - Emily
Bliss @ Home - Kristin