Easter just isn’t the same without a bowl of colourful dyed Easter eggs on the table but this year, why not try out some fun new egg colouring techniques? One of my favourite ways to dye eggs with a little extra flair is to create marbled eggs. The finished look is so unique and the technique is so easy!
First, cook your eggs in boiling water for about ten minutes and let them cool thoroughly. While the eggs are cooling, mix your egg dye. Combine one tablespoon of vinegar, one tablespoon of oil and about twenty drops of your favourite food colouring. Then add enough warm water to cover your egg.
Now swirl the dye with a spoon and while the liquid is swirling, dip an egg into the mixture. Leave it for about ten to fifteen seconds and pull it out. Repeat with a second and third colour if desired. Then either dab the excess dye off of the egg and polish it or leave it on a paper towel to dry. Leaving it to dry intensifies the colour but I prefer the soft, pastel look.
And there you have it! Fun, multicoloured marbled Easter eggs! They are no more difficult than regular dyed eggs and look great nestled in a basket on Easter morning!