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Recipe: Marbleized eggs

Posted April 2, 2015

Want to try something very unique and hands on with your lil’ chef this Easter weekend and teach them some cool kitchen science along the way? After all, cooking is all about chemistry, math and science!

Skip the store bought egg dying kits and invite your child into the kitchen and create these unique marbleized eggs to display! They’ll learn that oil and water don’t mix, about the distinct smell of vinegar, and what happens when you add oil to your water mixture ... and what happens when you don’t!

This is a super fun recipe to explore and learn together … creating lasting memories for you and your child and learning all about these ingredients at the same time.

Have fun!

Marbleized Eggs

4 plastic cups (or one for each color you wish to make)
½ cup water per plastic cup
1 tablespoon vinegar per cup
1 tablespoon vegetable oil per cup
Food coloring - various colors
LOTS of paper towels
Hard boiled eggs

Hard boil eggs and set aside to cool.
Add ½ cup room temperature water to each cup.
Add 4 drops of food coloring to each cup.
Add 1 tablespoon vinegar to each cup. This is what makes the color “stick” to the egg.
Dip one egg in this mixture and stir around for about 1 minute. Remove egg and see how it’s solid color.
Add 1 tablespoon oil to each cup and mix.
Dip one egg in the mixture and stir around for about 30 seconds with spoon.
Lift egg out and see how the oil helped create a marble effect vs. solid color.
Repeat with various colors.
Dry on paper towels and display in your favorite basket.

Susan is the mom of two and owner of Flour Power Kids Cooking Studio with locations in Raleigh and Charlotte. Go Ask Mom features recipes every Friday. For more, check WRAL.com's recipe database.

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