When it comes to decorating Easter eggs, my family has tried just about every technique you can imagine. From painted eggs, to mod podge, to glitter eggs, to melted crayons, we have tried them all! These marbleized Easter eggs are one of our favorite ways to decorate. You will love these marble effect Easter eggs because not only is it super simple to learn How To Make Easy Marbled Easter Eggs, but it’s also fun to make them and you will be left with incredible looking marbleized Easter eggs.

Marbled Easter Eggs

Marbled Easter Egg Supplies:

  • White eggs (hard boiled)
  • Food Coloring
  • Oil
  • Plastic Water Cups
  • Small Bowls

This Easter egg decorating idea is great for kids of all ages. Even your toddlers can jump in and help mix the water, add food coloring, and use a spoon to scoop the eggs out of the water.

Easter egg decorating is not only a wonderful way for kids to express their creativity, but the whole process is also a perfect way to work on strengthening fine motor skills!

DIY Easter Egg Decorations:

Cool Easter egg designs don’t have to be hard or super complicated to make!

One of the most wonderful thing about decorating Easter eggs is that everyone can put their own special, creative twist on their eggs.

By adding just a few extra materials to your egg decorating, you can easily allow your kids to carry out their own unique Easter egg ideas.

  • Stickers – Easter themed stickers, colorful dot stickers, or even letter stickers can make eggs extra personalized.
  • Permanent markers- Markers are great for drawing small pictures, writing letters, or special Easter messages onto your eggs.
  • Washi tape- Since washi tape comes in all different colors, patterns, and themes, the possibilities are really endless for using it to decorate and accent your dyed eggs.
  • Hot glue and miscellaneous craft supplies- Use hot glue and old craft supplies you have lying around (such as foam stickers or googly eyes) to create little Easter egg critters or creatures.
  • Glitter glue- Glitter glue is another easy way to cover eggs in stripes, polka dots, or another fun pattern.

Any of these materials can be added to your egg decorating for a fun twist on dyed Easter eggs. The best part is you probably already have some of them in your home arts and crafts stash.

How To Make Marble Looking Easter Eggs:


  • White eggs (hard boiled)
  • Food Coloring
  • Oil
  • Plastic Water Cups
  • Small Bowls


Begin with cooled hard boiled eggs that have been dried off.

Mix one cup hot water, one teaspoon of vinegar, and 4 drops of food coloring into one of the plastic water cups. Repeat with all of the other colors in their own separate cups.

Add one egg to each cup and allow them to sit for 5 minutes. After 5 minutes, remove them from the cups and set them onto a paper towel to dry.

While your eggs are drying, prepare your bowls for marbleizing the eggs.

White bowls filled with ingredients needed to marble eggs.

Fill each bowl with about 1 inch of water. You do not want the bowls to be too full since you only want the egg to be about half way covered when you put it in.

Add about 2 tablespoons of oil to each cup and then drop 6-8 drops of food coloring into each cup.

Eggs in white bowls with dye to make marbled Easter eggs.

Place one egg in each bowl. Using a spoon, spoon the oil/water/food coloring mixture over each egg.

Let the eggs sit for 5 minutes each and then roll the eggs over.

Marbling an Easter egg.

After the eggs have sat for another 5 minutes, take them out of the mixture and set them on paper towels to dry.

After about five minutes you can use paper towels to pat the eggs dry and remove any excess moisture.

How to make marbled Easter eggs.

Other Ideas For Making Marbled Easter Eggs:

  • Dye your eggs and marbleize them using your favorite sports team’s colors.
  • Use a permanent marker to write a special message on your Easter eggs after you are done adding the marble design.
  • Talk about why the water and oil don’t mix together- a great opportunity for a small science lesson while you are waiting for your dyed egg.

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Kim Staten Owner and Curriculum Designer
Kim Staten is a mother of four children ages 20, 19, 16, and 12. Kim has taught at the preschool, kindergarten and early elementary levels for 16 years. With extensive experience working with special needs children, including her own children with special needs (Rett Syndrome, autism, anxiety, and ADHD), she creates hands-on curricula and activities that are great for working with children of all abilities in the classroom and at home. Hands-on, accessible activities are her passion. 

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