How to Create Marbleized Easter Eggs with Nail Polish

If you’re looking for a cool new way to decorate your Easter eggs this year, look no further than this cool technique that gives you incredible marble eggs in all your favorite swirly colors.

Like we’ve seen done with some truly beautiful nail art, you can use nail polish and a bowl of water to create marbled Easter eggs! Natasha Elisa, along with the help of her daughters, shows you how it’s done in the video below. Best of all, it looks like an activity that kids will have a ton of fun doing this Easter.

One of our favorite things about this egg-decorating idea? How few materials you actually need to do them! Unlike other egg-dying systems that require you to mix and blend vinegar and/or lemon juice with dyes, this idea requires only TWO things: the water and the nail polish! On top of that, the process itself is super easy. What could be better?

Marbleized Easter Eggs


  • Nail polish, in as many of your favorite colors as you want
  • Bowl of water
  • Eggs


  • Muffin tin, to hold the eggs as they dry


  1. Fill a bowl with water. The bowl should be wide and deep enough for dipping and swirling an egg at least halfway.
  2. Drizzle your first chosen nail polish color over top the surface of the water. The color will appear to disperse over the water a bit; that’s OK! This first color will be the base color of the marble effect.
  3. Repeat with your second chosen color. Be sure to work quickly as you drizzle the nail polish(es). You don’t want to nail polish to dry, crust or “get goopy” on the surface of the water.
  4. Take an egg and dip it into the water about halfway. Give the egg a little spin to thoroughly coat half of the egg, and lift out. The egg will have a swirled marble effect!
  5. If using, place the egg into your muffin tin to dry, or onto whatever drying apparatus you have chosen.
  6. Repeat with the rest of the eggs you want to dye.
  7. Once the first halves of the eggs have been painted and dried, repeat with the remaining halves. You can dip the blank halves into the same colors, or create a new color combination for an even more crazy-cool color effect!

How cool is that? We just love this marble effect, and we think you and your children will, too. We also think that, although Natasha does her eggs one half at a time, you can also probably dip your eggs into the nail polish water all at once. Use spoons, tongs, or an egg dipper, like you would when you dye eggs the traditional way, and consider wearing plastic gloves to protect your hands.

Another word of caution: do not eat the eggs after dying them with nail polish. It’s better to be on the safe side and use eggs you’re not planning on eating.

This egg-dying method is one you’ll definitely want to see in action, so take a look at Natasha Elisa’s video below to see how it’s done.

What do you think of this egg dying idea? Have you ever created Easter eggs this way? What are some of your other favorite alternative ways to dye eggs? Share with us, and let us know if you give this idea a try!