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Marbleized Dyed Eggs

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Activity Overview

Make hard boiled eggs fancy any time of year with this marbleizing technique that uses edible ingredients. The kids asked why we can't color our hard boiled eggs so they look fun to eat all year round. I am trying to say yes more these days and it sounded like the perfect craft to keep everyone happy.

We thought of the marbleizing technique that we have used in the past which uses shaving cream, but I wasn't comfortable combining shaving cream with food products that will be eaten. We tried the technique out with whipped cream, as it has a similar consistency. With a little trial and error, we uncovered a super special way to color eggs and create art all in one!

Materials Needed

  • Hard Boiled White Eggs
  • Gel Food coloring
  • Whipped cream
  • toothpick
  • 9x13 baking dish
  • Paper Towels
  • Vinegar

How to Do It

  1. Spread whipped cream into the bottom of a 9x13 baking dish.
  2. Mix a few drops of gel food coloring with a couple of drops of white vinegar. Repeat with a few different colors.
  3. Drop colored mixture randomly leaving spacing of a couple of inches between each color drop.
  4. To start, use a toothpick to begin swirling the color around into the whipped cream.
  5. Then repeat some gentle swirling with a spoon, being careful not to mix too much.
  6. Fill a bowl with white vinegar and place your hard boiled eggs in the vinegar and let them soak for about 3 minutes.
  7. Dry the eggs off well with a paper towel.
  8. Roll each egg across the color swirled whipped cream.
  9. Set the coated eggs aside for about 15 minutes to allow the colors to set on the egg.
  10. Then take another paper towel and dry them off completely. Your eggs will be marbleized with beautiful color swirls.

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