Molly Sims is one of our more creative mamas and we love posting about all of her DIY projects. Most of us are aware that Easter is just around the corner so instead of the traditional Easter Egg dyeing process Sims is teaching us how to “marbleize” eggs.
Sim’s first shares how to cook the eggs. Oven heat varies, so she advises testing a couple of them to get down the timing and temperature.
Directions for Cooking Eggs:
- Preheat oven to 325 degrees
- Place 1 egg in each muffin cup
- Bake in preheated oven for 28minutes
- Plunge baked eggs in a large bowl filled with water and ice.
- Let eggs cool completely. Approximately 10 minutes.
To marbleize your eggs, start with whatever traditional egg dye you like to use. If you prefer to go the natural route then I suggest this one from Glob Colors. Make your dyes as directed by the packaging. Then add a tablespoon of cooking oil (I used olive oil) to a couple of the darker colors. Dye your eggs first in the non-oil colors first. Let dry completely. Then dip in the oily color while stirring for about 30 seconds depending on the color you are working with.
*It is important to let each coat dry before you dip into another color.*
Feel free to play around with mixing and matching back and forth amongst the colors. Also remember to be patient. The most Brilliant colors come from letting it sit in the dye longer. If you feel an egg’s hue has gone muddy or the color looks murky I would put it in a darker color like a purple or blue and let it soak for a bit. They normally perk back up.