Marbled Easter Eggs - Using Nail Polish

5 Materials
10 Minutes
Create beautiful marbled Easter eggs with nail polish! Each egg will amaze you with uniquely swirled patterns. This project is perfect for kids - with some adult assistance.Complete supply list & VIDEO TUTORIAL AVAILABLE at

Create beautiful marbeled Easter eggs with nail polish! Each egg will amaze you with uniquely swirled patterns.This project is perfect for kids - with some adult assistance.

STEP 1Add *room temperature* water to a plastic disposable cup.

STEP 2Add 6-10 drops of fingernail polish to the water.

STEP 3Using the plastic utensil to lower the egg down into the water/nail polish mixture.
STEP 4Raise and lower the egg to continue to cover the egg with nail polish.

STEP 5Place the colored egg on a paper towel to dry... be careful not to smear/smudge the nail polish coloring until it is completely dry.Once the egg is dry, the process can be repeated to add more/different color(s) to the egg if desired.
  • **NOTES of Caution:The nail polish will quickly adhere to the plastic cup(s) and begin to "eat away" and cause a hole to form... therefore it is necessary to periodically change cups/water out during this process.
  • I found it helpful to replace the used water with fresh water after each couple of eggs... the nail polish seems to disperse/spread out better in fresh water... and this helps to give a better marbled effect.
  • The more nail polish that is added to the fresh water, the darker the marbled effect will be.
  • Use only *ROOM TEMPERATURE* water for this project. If the water is too cool or warm, it will cause the nail polish to sink to the bottom of the water/cup. It is important for the nail polish to "float" at the top of the water for proper marbling effect to be achieved.
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  • Eva Ely Eva Ely on Mar 09, 2021

    Can you do this with plastic Eggs?

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  • Lezlie Siemens Lezlie Siemens on Mar 25, 2021

    I did this last year, turned out great! need to eat the eggs ASAP, as the polish seeps inside and your hard boiled egg will taste like nail polish🤮. Unless you are JUST using them for decoration purposes only👌

  • Susan Sarver Susan Sarver on Mar 26, 2021

    I have done my nails this way. I might try it.