Marbled Egg Hanging Decorations

Every Easter we collect some twisted willow from the garden or catkins from the lane and use them to hang little painted eggs off. This year I wanted to craft some of our own eggs to hang. Monkey is obsessed with eggs so I thought it would be a good craft activity for him – maybe hold his interest for more than a few minutes? Every craft shop you go in you can find polystyrene eggs and since they are light weight I figured these would be a good starting point.

Several months ago I attended a craft show and one of the demonstrations was by Marble Art Originals. I loved the look and simplicity of the marbling and had purchased a kit from them. This was perfect for what I had in mind, as it would produce decorated eggs, simply and quickly. Since the marble ink dried almost straight away it would also be a lot less messy than paint! You can purchase a kit yourself here.

First I laid out an invitation to paint and create so it was ready for when Monkey came down from his nap.  I used my favourite cheap shower curtain to protect the flooring from the paint as they warn it will stain.

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We used the supplied pipettes to place droplets of paint onto the prepared water, then Monkey used a cocktail stick to mix the paint up and to make pretty patterns.

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I had placed the eggs on cocktail sticks already so they were easy to dip and to try and limit the amount of paint ending up on Monkey (he has eczema so you never really know how things are going to react). It also meant that they could then be put straight into a block of polystyrene to dry.

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I am really pleased with how they came out, I will use metallic thread to hang them from the branches

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And as promised a picture of the finished hanging decorations xxx

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35 Comments

  1. Unhinged Mummy (aka Janine Woods)
    February 9, 2016 / 6:45 pm

    Oh wow they look fab! I’m rubbish at coming up with ideas for arts and crafts and messy play but these look so easy but fun at the same time. Thanks for sharing this idea. I must remember to give it a try!

    #BloggerClubUK

  2. February 10, 2016 / 4:55 am

    These marbled egg hanging decorations look fun and crafty. It looks wonderful hanging on the branches. Thanks for sharing.

  3. February 10, 2016 / 7:44 am

    Oh they are amazing! I remember doing something very similar at school when I was a little girl! I suspect that if I tried this at home they wouldn’t come out as good but perhaps youngest and I should try 🙂 #bloggersclubuk

  4. February 10, 2016 / 8:19 am

    Wow these look amazing! I love Easter Decorations and making everything spring like at home. great idea xx #BloggerClubUK

  5. February 10, 2016 / 8:21 am

    Amazing! They look so fun to make and the finished product looks fab. My 2year old doesn’t really enjoy crafts but I might just give thus a go on my own. Great idea xx #BloggerClubUK

  6. February 10, 2016 / 8:35 am

    Ohhh these look gorgeous! Looks really easy to do to. We might give it a go. Always such lovely craft ideas 🙂 #BloggerClubUk

  7. February 10, 2016 / 8:52 am

    These look fantastic. We decorate a twig tree every year so I’d love to try this with the boys. Thanks have pinned for later #bloggerclubuk

  8. February 10, 2016 / 9:12 am

    Wow they look beautiful! We used those eggs for decorating last year but just painted them, the marble affect looks great and really fun! Will have to try it this year. How did you attach the strings please? #bloggerclubuk

  9. Sara Handy Herbs
    February 10, 2016 / 10:34 am

    They look stunning! What a lovely idea – I am amazed by how effective they look! Thanks for sharing 🙂 #BloggerClubUK

  10. February 10, 2016 / 10:43 am

    Your eggs are gorgeous! We have used nail polish for marbling on glass, which works well but obviously gets through a lot of nail polish – love the idea of these inks – will check them out 🙂

  11. February 10, 2016 / 11:03 am

    They look amazing and not too difficult to set up for little ones. They look great on the tree x #bloggerclubuk

  12. leannelc
    February 10, 2016 / 12:22 pm

    these are absolutely amazing! I love them hanging on the branch – the swirly effect is gorgeous!

  13. Kerry-Ann
    February 10, 2016 / 12:39 pm

    Oh. My. Word! That is amazing…I would never have thought of something like that but I feel totally inspired…think I might try my hand. Thank you for sharing this! x #BloggerClubUK

  14. February 10, 2016 / 1:19 pm

    That is really pretty! I love the marble colors! I bet your son loves waking up to those every morning. #bloggerclubuk

  15. Leah Miller
    February 10, 2016 / 1:37 pm

    Wowsers! They look awesome, and so pretty on the branch! X

  16. February 10, 2016 / 2:56 pm

    Wow, these look amazing, and such a fun little craft to do with the littles. I’ve been trying to come up with craft ideas for this Easter, thank you for sharing #BloggerClubUK x

  17. yneely
    February 10, 2016 / 3:40 pm

    These look absolutely fabulous!!! Even better when you see them hanging up on the tree. Love it! Might have to give it a try, keep the kids busy one afternoon! #BloggerClubUK xxx

  18. February 10, 2016 / 4:17 pm

    Oh these look lovely and looks easy to make too, especially for a non-crafty-person like me 🙂 #BloggerClubUK

  19. Kat
    February 10, 2016 / 5:51 pm

    Wow I love these! What a creative idea. We haven’t really got any easter crafts to do but this is something I would consider in the future. The finished effect is beautiful.

  20. randommusings29
    February 10, 2016 / 6:27 pm

    This looks fantastic when it’s all done 🙂 I love the mix of colours and it is much easier to do than I would have expected. Thanks for hosting #BloggerClubUK
    Debbie

  21. The Pramshed
    February 10, 2016 / 8:17 pm

    These look amazing, and will make a fantastic decoration in the house. Thank you for sharing this, will definitely try it out. Claire x #BloggerClubUK

  22. February 10, 2016 / 9:56 pm

    Love the look of these eggs – so pretty and sounds so simple to do. Have pinned and will have to give this a try at some point 🙂

  23. February 10, 2016 / 11:05 pm

    These look so good. What a wonderful decoration for Easter. If I get the chance I might try and make something this Easter to decorate the house. Looks like you had a lot of fun.

    Sally @ Life Loving
    #bloggerclubuk

  24. February 11, 2016 / 3:53 am

    Ooo, I love these. How weird I was actually thinking of trying marbleing soon and was looking for a tutorial – now I can give it a go. Thanks for sharing xx #BloggerClubUK

  25. February 11, 2016 / 8:24 am

    Love the swirls they look amazing, we have some of these eggs and need to decorate ours too for Easter #BloggerClubUK xx

  26. February 11, 2016 / 12:06 pm

    These are great! My son is already getting excited about Easter and this craft would make a great addition to our annual Easter egg hunt! #bloggerclub

  27. KidGearUK
    February 11, 2016 / 2:24 pm

    Wow! They look fabulous. What a great idea. My eldest decorated polystyrene eggs at school and they ended up as messy, paint, glue, glitter creation. These look really pretty.

    #BloggerClubUK

  28. littlehouselea
    February 11, 2016 / 4:04 pm

    What a totally brilliant idea and they look so good! I’ll be trying this out for sure. #bloggerclubuk

  29. agentspitback
    February 12, 2016 / 10:57 am

    They are so pretty! What a fab idea! #BloggerClubUK

  30. February 12, 2016 / 10:59 pm

    Wow these look really lovely! You are so good with making all these activities for Monkey, and you’re pregnant too! I have been so lazy with Tyler lately, all we do is play trains and watch telly – oops! xx
    #Bloggerclubuk

  31. Sarah James @ Tales From The Kitchen Shed
    February 13, 2016 / 12:03 pm

    What a gorgeous tree, I love the marbled eggs, so pretty and such a fab idea. Thanks for sharing x

  32. February 14, 2016 / 1:43 am

    That looks so beautiful. And it is especially nice as it is home made and a kid’s activity. Love the colours.

  33. Becky, Cuddle Fairy
    February 15, 2016 / 8:46 am

    This is a great idea to make the eggs marbled! We painted eggs with different colored paint but they didn’t turn out this exact as the kids applied each color separately. #bloggerclubuk

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