Marbled Easter Eggs Using Nail Polish

7 Materials
30 Minutes

Take your Easter egg decorating skills to the next level by using nail polish to create colorful marbled patterns and swirls!
marbled easter eggs using nail polish
This technique is so much fun and the finish of each is always unique. To make these swirled eggs, you’ll need a handful of your favorite nail polish colors. The brighter, the better!
marbled easter eggs using nail polish
Gather your supplies and protect your work area with newspaper or a plastic tablecloth than can be tossed if need be.
marbled easter eggs using nail polish
Fill a plastic bowl with room temperature water. If the water is too cold or too hot, the process will not work! Carefully pour or drip nail polish into water. Make sure to add each color individually so they form a layered pattern.
marbled easter eggs using nail polish
Use a toothpick to swirl the colors together for a marbled design. Bring the majority of the nail polish towards the center of the water to prevent any white patches during dipping. The polish dries quickly so try to do this before it becomes too sticky or stiff.
marbled easter eggs using nail polish
Immediately dip the egg into the water, allowing the nail polish to adhere to one side before pulling it out. You will notice the polish separate and cling to the surface of the shell. This method only covers half of the egg but once it drys, you can dip the other side or use a small paint brush to add additional color.

TIP: If you don’t feel comfortable dipping the eggs with bare fingers, use gloves or toxic free nail polish (Piggy Paint) for this project!
marbled easter eggs using nail polish
Add a little sparkle by sprinkling on a pinch of extra fine glitter. Place the eggs in an empty egg carton to dry before displaying.
marbled easter eggs using nail polish
Use q-tips and nail polish remover to clean your fingers. Afterwards, wash hands thoroughly with soap and water.

TIP: Spread a thin layer of petroleum jelly, like Vaseline, on your fingernails and cuticles before dipping the eggs into the nail polish. This will make the clean-up process much easier.
marbled easter eggs using nail polish
Once completely dry, place them in a bowl or Easter basket to dress up your space during springtime. No one will ever guess the secret behind these beauties is nail polish!
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