How to Decorate Marbled Eggs

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When do eggs become eggceptional? When they’re marbled, of course! Follow these steps and tips to make marbled eggs.


Ingredients and Directions


  1. FILL a small, plastic container with 1 cup of cold water.

  2. POUR about 10 to 20 drops of each shade of nail polish into water.

  3. SWIRL the colors with a toothpick.

  4. SUBMERGE egg in water and nail polish mixture with an egg dipper or put your egg inside a wire whisk. PUSH egg gently through the water with the egg dipper and REMOVE quickly afterward.

  5. LAY egg on a sheet of wax paper or similar surface to dry.

  6. REPEAT steps 1 through 6 for each eggtastic color combination.


  • 12 hard-boiled EGGS, in shell
  • Small plastic container/bowl
  • Cold water
  • Nail polish, various pastel colors
  • Toothpick
  • Wire egg dipper or wire whisk
  • Wax paper


Food safety precaution: If you plan to eat your decorated eggs, make sure to use only food-safe decorating materials, such as edible nail polish. Kid Licks is one of several brands of edible nail polish.

To ensure food safety, eggs should be cooked until both the yolk and the white are firm. Consuming raw or undercooked eggs may increase your risk of foodborne illness, especially for those with certain medical conditions. For recipes that call for eggs that are raw or undercooked when the dish is served, use either pasteurized shell eggs that have been treated to destroy Salmonella, or use pasteurized egg products.

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