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Skip the kits and make your own marbleized eggs

Posted April 4, 2012 8:29 p.m. EDT

We often make marbleized eggs at camps at Lil’ Chef!

Save the money on the kits and teach your children all about kitchen science with ingredients that you likely already have on hand! Tons of fun and great way to share creative fun memories with your child this spring!

Materials Needed

  • Hard boiled or blown out eggs
  • Food Coloring
  • Vinegar
  • Water
  • Cooking Oil (You can use any kind)


In a coffee cup or similar sized container, mix about 10 drops of food coloring with 1 tablespoon of vinegar. Add 1/2 cup room temperature water, then add 1 tablespoon of oil. You can add more or less food coloring to get the desired shade.

Repeat the steps above to make different colors. Experiment with mixing colors. Mix red and blue to get purple, and mix red and yellow to make orange. If necessary, you can add a bit more water so an egg dipped into the dye is completely submerged.

Gently lower eggs in the cup. The longer you leave the eggs in the dye, the darker the colors will be. Once the egg reaches the desired color, remove from the cup with a spoon and set a paper towel to dry. Your eggs should end up colored in some spots with white streaks in others.

If you want, color the eggs first and then dip them into the dye with oil. I always end up with better results if I keep the egg moving in the colored oil water than when I just let the egg sit. Experiment to see what works best for you!

Have fun!

Susan is a Raleigh mom of two and owner of Lil' Chef, a cooking studio for kids and teens in North Hills. She regularly offers recipes on Go Ask Mom.