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How to Decorate Easter Eggs

Swirly Colored and Drizzled Eggs

Swirly colored and drizzled eggs have interesting patterns that some people think look like marble. However you see it, these eggs will look great on your Easter table. Try these two exciting ways to decorate for Easter.

What You'll Need:



Food coloring


Cooking oil


Measuring spoons

Hard-boiled eggs

Large spoon

Paper towels

Modeling clay


Rubber cement

For swirly colored decorations, mix the following together in a small mixing bowl: 1 tablespoon food coloring, 1 tablespoon vinegar, and 1 tablespoon cooking oil.

Add 2 cups of water to the bowl, and stir the liquid around quickly until it begins to swirl. Now, using a spoon, quickly dip a hard-boiled egg into the swirling colored liquid and pull it back out again.

Pat the egg dry with a paper towel and then repeat the procedure, this time dipping the egg into a solution of a different color.

For a drizzle-decorated egg, combine 1/2 cup hot water, 1/2 tablespoon food coloring, and 1 teaspoon vinegar. Let the solution cool.

Meanwhile, make a small "collar" out of modeling clay to stand the egg in. To make the collar, roll out a snake shape, flatten it, then form it into a circle that the egg can sit on.

Put the collar on a piece of newspaper. Place the hard-boiled egg on the collar and drizzle it with rubber cement (have an adult help you with the rubber cement, and make sure the room is well ventilated).

Let the rubber cement dry. Then, using a spoon, dip the egg into the dye solution. Remove the egg and pat with a paper towel. Set the egg on the collar. When the dye is dry, rub off the rubber cement.

If you'd like to add a little whimsy to your Easter decorations, keep reading to learn how to create an egg critter that looks like it just arrived from the Planet Egbert.

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