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)

    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. islandliving365

    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. wendy

    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. butterflymum83

    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

  5. Kerry-Ann

    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

  6. Hannah G

    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

  7. yneely

    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

  8. Kat

    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.

  9. randommusings29

    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

  10. The Pramshed

    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

  11. Life Loving

    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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  12. janeb

    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

  13. KidGearUK

    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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  14. sabrina

    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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  15. Becky, Cuddle Fairy

    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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