Marbleized Easter Eggs

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What you'll need:

  • Egg blower, 2-hole Egg Blower
  • 12 eggs
  • Several mixing bowls, shallow and deep
  • Measuring spoons
  • Liquid measuring cup
  • White vinegar
  • Food coloring, including liquid brown food color
  • Spoon and fork
  • Olive oil
  • Paper towels

How to make it:

  • Step 1
    With an egg blower, pierce the top and bottom of each egg, puncturing the yolk; carefully expel the contents. Rinse, and let dry.  

  • Step 2
    In a small mixing bowl, combine 3 cups warm water, 2 tablespoons vinegar, and a few drops of food coloring. Place egg in dye, and leave it submerged until it turns the desired shade.
  • Step 3
    In a wide, shallow bowl, prepare a second batch of dye -- which will provide the swirls -- in a darker shade or a different color. Liquid should be 1/2 inch deep. Add 1 tablespoon olive oil. Run a fork through this mixture, creating curlicues of oil on the surface.
  • Step 4
    As oil swirls, place dyed egg in mixture, and roll it once around the bowl to pick up oil streaks; remove the egg.
  • Step 5
    Gently pat egg with a paper towel.
  • Step 6
    Let it dry. You can experiment with color combinations: Vary the base tints and the swirls to achieve striking contrasts, subtle shadings, or multihued richness.


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