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) Reply

    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!

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  2. 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

  3. 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

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

  5. 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

  6. Sara Handy Herbs Reply

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

  7. 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 🙂

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

  9. 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

  10. Leah Miller Reply

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

  11. 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

  12. 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

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

  14. 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.

  15. randommusings29 Reply

    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

  16. The Pramshed Reply

    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

  17. 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 🙂

  18. 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
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  19. 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

  20. 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

  21. 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.

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  22. littlehouselea Reply

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

  23. 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
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  24. Sarah James @ Tales From The Kitchen Shed Reply

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

  25. Becky, Cuddle Fairy Reply

    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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