My new favorite thing is nail polish marbling. Have you tried it? The other day I decided to dip a few eggs like I did these glasses – and then proceeded to work my way through two dozen eggs. It makes me seriously wish I had more colors of nail polish!
And then I had to take roughly a million pictures. Because aren’t they just the coolest?
To marble some eggs with nail polish here’s what you need:
- Eggs. A lot of them. Because once you start you’ll want keep dipping.
- Nail polish in all kinds of fun shades. My Essie polishes worked fine this time, I think because I wasn’t trying to make a specific design. And silver polish was amazing!
- A plastic cup or bowl filled with room temperature water. This is very important! If the water is too cold or too hot, the polish won’t work. (In round 2 of nail polish marbling, I learned that using a larger bowl makes dipping much easier!)
- Nail polish remover. You’ll need this to get the polish off your fingers when you’re done.
Drop lots of nail polish into the water. If it sinks, the temperature isn’t right. You want it to spread out over the top of the water. Have fun playing with colors! Then take a toothpick and swirl the colors a bit.
Hold your egg between your fingers so that you cover the least amount of surface area on the egg. Then dunk straight down into the water, hold for a second underwater and then bring it up.
If you use a larger container, then you can roll the egg around under the water and bring it up on the blank side so that you can cover all of the egg with polish. Sit the egg in a carton or something and let it dry.
Yes, your fingers will get a bit messy. I tried dunking with skewers or spoons and nothing worked as well as my hands.
Have you decorated any eggs for Easter yet? I dyed some with the kids last weekend and it was really hard to share.
Love black and white? Check out these minimally marbled eggs with polish.143