Marbled Easter Eggs

Finished Colored Eggs

Supplies

1 to 2 dozen white eggs   and a wire egg dipper that comes with Easter egg dying kits.
- Food coloring
- White vinegar
- Olive oil        


Step 1.    Hard boil the eggs and cool them.  In each bowl combine 3 cups of warm water, 2 tablespoons of white vinegar and 10 to 20 drops of food coloring depending on how dark you want the colors.  Or mix different shades,  play around with the colors or make secondary shades to achieve a nice pallet. Place eggs in the dye and leave them submerged for a few minutes.  You may have to roll them a bit or spoon the dye over them to get consistent color.

Step 2  Remove the eggs and dry on cooling rack like the kind used for cookies.  When all the eggs are dyed the base color now comes the fun marbling part.   A contrasting color or lighter or darker shade can be used when marbling.  Pour 1 to 2 cups warm water into a shallow bowl, add the dye color of your choice and 1 tablespoon of olive oil. The oil is what makes the second color float on top of the first color to make the marbled affect.  Make sure this mixture is no more than an inch deep.

Step 3  Using a fork slightly stir the oily liquid to make the swirls,  While the mixture is still moving, put an egg on the wire dipper and quickly submerge the egg to pick up the streaks of the new colors.  Let each new color dry.  Then you can dip more than once if you want multiple colors.  It’s really kind of hard to stop dipping and playing with it so have fun and experiment! 

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