The traditional dip-dying method has stood the test of time. It’s a foolproof way to get pastel hues & basic two-tone Easter eggs. This year, it’s time to amp up the atheistic, and I have a must-try tutorial that does just that! Each egg is uniquely lacquered in a psychedelic pattern of your creation. (caution, these eggs are not for eating once died) This is a simple way to veer from the traditional path for dying eggs, and it only requires a few materials that you will already have lying around the house. Give your celebration a creative twist & try out these water-marbled easter eggs!
What you will need:
- Hardboiled Eggs
- Nail Polish
- Hot Glue
- Wire rack
To start fill a disposable cup or bowl with tap-water, about an inch or so from the top of the container.
Next, choose 3+ shades of nail polish that compliment each other. Pour thin layers of polish, one at a time in the same spot– you will see thin rings of each shade. A light coating will dry rapidly, so the less polish you use, the smoother your eggs will be.
Use a tooth pick, or in this case, I used a bit or floral wire since it was handy. Pull out-ward from the center color and repeat clockwise. This will give your egg a Sputnik pattern. You have two options here: you may use your fingers to hold the egg– but this will ruin any existing manicure & keep you from getting a full cover of paint on the sides of the egg, OR you can use the simple hack I show on the second paint option!
Another method is to add your nail polish in thin pours in different sectors of the vessel. Then once they make a solid surface, swirl them with a clean toothpick.
Choose a side of the egg that will face up, and one that will serve as the “back-side.” Then, Cut a 1 foot length of twine, fold in half, and hold onto both ends. Secure the loop-end to the eggs surface with a dab of hot glue and let it dry fully.
Clip your clothespins onto a drying rack with enough space in between so that the egg can balance paint-side up until it’s dry. Next, you can remove the twine very gently and reuse it on another egg.
Comment below if you give this DIY a try!