How to marble eggs with nail varnish 21



I love the effect that you get when you marble eggs with nail varnish.  It is something I first did with Maxi over a year ago and we were delighted with how it turned out.  It is such a fun process art activity and I am warning you have lots of eggs to hand as it is addictive!

It is so easy to marble eggs with mail varnish.  You get an amazing effect and it is totally addictive, perfect for Easter.  Beware once you start marbling you will be doing it to everything including cups, vases and plates!  A super simple DIY craft that is perfect for tweens.

You can marble blown, hardboiled, ceramic or even plastic eggs with nail varnish with no issues at all, just make sure you have lots and that you do this in a well-ventilated space.

It is so easy to marble eggs with mail varnish.  You get an amazing effect and it is totally addictive, perfect for Easter.  Beware once you start marbling you will be doing it to everything including cups, vases and plates!  A super simple DIY craft that is perfect for tweens.

Materials
White eggs
Nail varnish
Disposable bowl
Tepid water
Wooden skewers or cocktail sticks
latex gloves (optional)

How to marble eggs with nail varnish

When I made these with maxi he used patex gloves and handled the eggs to dip them in as he found it much easier.  When I did them I stick a skewer in to the hole which we blew out the eggs.

It is so easy to marble eggs with mail varnish.  You get an amazing effect and it is totally addictive, perfect for Easter.  Beware once you start marbling you will be doing it to everything including cups, vases and plates!  A super simple DIY craft that is perfect for tweens.

Firstly you need to get your water and bowl sorted.  Ideally, you want to use a container at least 3 times as wide as your egg so you can roll the egg and coat it all at once.  If you don’t have a disposable bowl then pop a plastic bag into one.  Your water needs to be tepid to increase it surface tension and make sure the nail varnish floats.  I have a great explanation of surface tension on our floating chalk prints.

Add your varnish to the water, use at least two colours.  Add a metallic to make the eggs really shine.   Swirl around with a cocktail stick to combine the colours a little.

Tip – the first colour you use will spread out the furthest and be the dominant colour.

It is so easy to marble eggs with mail varnish.  You get an amazing effect and it is totally addictive, perfect for Easter.  Beware once you start marbling you will be doing it to everything including cups, vases and plates!  A super simple DIY craft that is perfect for tweens.

Quickly dip the egg in and watch the nail polish adhere to the egg. If you have a larger bowl you can roll your egg so all parts get marbled.  Maxi loved this part! It’s quite amazing to watch the nail polish cling to the egg and completely separately from the water.

It is so easy to marble eggs with mail varnish.  You get an amazing effect and it is totally addictive, perfect for Easter.  Beware once you start marbling you will be doing it to everything including cups, vases and plates!  A super simple DIY craft that is perfect for tweens.

Remove your egg from the water and set aside to dry.  If you have used a skewer then you can pop it into a pot, alternately gently place on a paper towel.

It is so easy to marble eggs with mail varnish.  You get an amazing effect and it is totally addictive, perfect for Easter.  Beware once you start marbling you will be doing it to everything including cups, vases and plates!  A super simple DIY craft that is perfect for tweens.

How to marble eggs with nail varnish

Posted by The Mad House on Tuesday, March 15, 2016

 

It is so easy to marble eggs with mail varnish.  You get an amazing effect and it is totally addictive, perfect for Easter.  Beware once you start marbling you will be doing it to everything including cups, vases and plates!  A super simple DIY craft that is perfect for tweens.

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