Last Updated on April 12, 2023 by Ellen Christian
Do you know how to marble Easter eggs with nail polish? I’ve wanted to try this nail polish hack for a while and now is a perfect time!
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How to Marble Easter Eggs With This Nail Polish Hack
I’ve seen this process used on vases and coffee cups so I decided to try it on Easter eggs. We love keeping Easter eggs on display but it’s not safe to keep the eggs you’re going to eat out in a basket for a few days.
Since we have no intention of eating these marbled eggs, we can leave them on display. If you marble Easter eggs, do NOT eat them.
Nail polish is not safe to eat and I am sure that at least some of the chemicals from the marbling process gets through the egg shells. Put the finished eggs in an Easter bowl on the counter with some flowers and show them off during the Easter weekend and then throw them away.
How to make nail polish Easter Eggs
This is so easy to do but the results are truly stunning. It looks like you spent hours creating these eggs by painting them but it really only takes a few minutes and some extra nail polish. You don’t have to tell your friends that, though!
Best nail polish to paint eggs
I tried a variety of different polishes with these eggs from Clinique to SinfulColors. I got the same results whether I chose expensive polish or inexpensive polish so save a few dollars and pick up some less expensive polish from Walmart to try this with.
Or, you can simply use a few colors that you bought but didn’t end up liking as much as you thought you would. I have several colors I thought I would wear all the time and just don’t touch anymore.
You will need:
- A pot
- Several disposable bowls or cups
- 3 or more colors of nail polish.
- Toothpicks or popsicle sticks.
- Nail polish remover (to clean up)
To marble the eggs:
- Place eggs in a pot of cold water. Bring them to a boil and let them boil about 20 minutes. Turn off the heat and let them sit there for a while. Dunk in cold water to cool.
- Put lukewarm (room temperature) water in a disposable bowl. Make sure you use a bowl or cup you can throw away as the nail polish will ruin it.
- Drop a bunch of nail polish into the water. If it sinks the temperature is wrong. It should float around on top and spread out.
- Swirl the polish with the toothpick.
- Holding the top and the bottom of the egg carefully, dunk it into the polish and remove after a second.
- Let it sit somewhere to dry.
- Remove the polish from your fingers with the polish remover.
Now that you know how to marble Easter eggs, will you be trying soon?
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6 thoughts on “Marble Easter Eggs With Nail Polish”
What a great idea! My daughter has a collection of about 30 nail polishes. She will love this!
This is a great way to use a few up!
These look super awesome! I am sure the kids would be super excited to do something like this
Thanks! It was fun!
Glad the inexpensive nail polish worked. I never thought of putting the eggs on a wire rack. Good idea!
Thanks, Jenna. It was a fun project!