See how we make our favorite DIY Marbled Indigo Eggs using a special ingredient! They almost look galaxy like, don’t you think? Check them out!
You know how much we love indigo dye, right? Well I had to try our hand at marbling eggs this year – so I gave the nail polish technique a try. I used an indigo nail polish to match some of my favorite shibori indigo dye projects.
Although the marbling technique can get messy, the end result is beautiful.
I went with a monochromatic effect by using one polish color. I really love how it turned out. These DIY Marbled Indigo Eggs are a must this Easter!
If you haven’t done marbling with nail polish before, you are in for a fun project. This is a wonderful egg decorating technique to do with the entire family. We love marbling things – from coffee mugs, to vases and ornaments.
Read more for the DIY Marled Indigo Eggs tutorial…
DIY Marbled Indigo Eggs Supplies
disposable plastic container
nail polish remover (if needed for clean up)
room temp water
Note – we recommend doing this marbling technique on faux craft eggs or eggs that have been blown out. You can do this nail polish technique on hard boiled eggs, but you should not eat them after they have been marbled.
DIY Marbled Indigo Eggs Steps
Step 1. Fill plastic container 3/4 full with room temperature water. I used a 28 oz container.
*If the water is too cold the polish will sink. Add a few drops of nail polish. The more drops of polish, the darker and more covered the egg will get, but can also clump more easily. Also, new nail polish works best.
Step 2. Lightly stir with stick to make a marble look in water.
Step 3. Dip the egg under the water and swirl. Wear rubber gloves. I learned the hard way. I will spare you a picture of my fingers after dipping a dozen eggs in water/blue nail polish! You could also try using small tongs to remove eggs.
Step 4. Dry the eggs. I took a piece of foam and used pins to make a drying rack.
You could use any color combo of nail polish. I love how the indigo turned out. Look for more indigo and shibori projects from us this Spring!
Here are more our our favorite Easter egg tutorials:
- Tissue Paper Eggs
- Confetti Eggs
- Natural Dyed Eggs
- Mudcloth Inspired eggs
- Brushstroke Eggs
- Colorful Marbled Eggs (using nail polish)
Photos by Sara Albers. All rights reserved.