Marbled eggs are so much fun to make and can look great hanging up around the house or garden in Springtime. We have teamed up with Schoolbooks.ie to help you to create your own marbled eggs for Easter. Have fun!
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Easter is the ideal time to crack open the arts and crafts supplies and get creative. So why not jazz up your egg hunt by hanging some of these pretty marbled eggs around the house and garden? You could even hide them instead of traditional chocolate eggs and once collected, exchange them for the real thing!
Create Your Own Marbled Eggs
What You Will Need
- Polystyrene Eggs
- Marbling inks
- Ribbon or string
- PVA Glue
- A cocktail stick or wooden skewer
- Table cloth or old newspapers to protect your table (marbling inks can stain!)
You can find all of these and so many more crafting materials online at Schoolbooks.ie.
1. Pour some water into a tray.
2. Add drops of the marbling inks. Swish the inks with a skewer or spoon.
3. Place a polystyrene egg on a skewer, then dip and swirl in the water.
4. Experiment with different colour combinations.
5. Leave your egg on the skewer, then leave it to dry by placing it in a cup or some blue tack or play-doh. Leave near a window (during the day) or by a radiator (overnight).
6. Add a large hole at the top of the egg. Put some PVA glue into the holes with a small paintbrush. Using the skewer, push the tied string, wool or ribbon through the holes.
For a bit of extra colour and fun why not also add some feathers. Brush over the hole again with PVA glue and let dry.
Have your say! Are your kids going to have a go at creating these pretty marbled eggs? Leave a comment below and let us know – we’d love to hear from you!