Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Naturally Decorated Eggs:Marbled Technique

This is day three of our Egg Week Eggstravaganza with Rachelle at TinkerLab.  Last year Rachelle and I both shared 2 Ideas for Decorating Eggs Naturally.  It was such a success that we are posting it again. Be sure to check out the full details of my Naturally Decorated Eggs: Marbled Technique here.  Tinkerlab's  Gorgeous Vegetable-Dyed Easter Eggs can be found here.

To begin the process, we first gathered  a "raw egg", some materials such as red onion skins, yellow onion skins, blueberries, spaghetti noodles, barley, rice, and more! We placed all this in a piece of cotton fabric and wrapped it up like a little gift.  Pretty strange, huh?

And look at the Fabulous results.  I learned this technique from my third grade teacher and still remember it many years later.... If you are the least bit interested of the rest of the process please check out my post here from last year. You will not be disappointed!

**To find out more about my Naturally Decorated Eggs: Marbled Technique click here.

**And be sure to check out TinkerLab's Vegetable-Dyed Easter Eggs. Click here to find out the details.
**Also, Have you ever wanted to know how to blow out eggs?
TinkerLab shares 3 Easy Tips For Blown Out Eggs here.

***Four More Egg Activities coming your way so stay tuned!***


  1. Love the marble technique, it's been on my "try" list for years but I think you've inspired me to get around to it for this year.

    We've been doing natural dyes for years- can't figure out how to paste link here but search for natural dye on my blog and you'll find it! The 2010 entry has a photo with a a nice green one but it's a bit hard to tell what's natural and what's food colouring if you don't know what you are looking at! In general the kids just painted a splash and that was it.

    We've found that hot water tends to destroy the dyes, do often boil the egg first, the n put into dye overnight. Cabbage is an indicator, so I've heard that you can use it for pink, if you leave out the vinegar! We're going to try that this year. Never had luck with beets or blueberries for that matter (never tried cold though). Grass is also no good, just in case you are wondering :)

    1. Thanks Mary. Love all your tips. It is good to know how some natural substances work better when put into cold water. I would have never thought to try it that way.