I decorated some eggs for Chai and I this year but I didn’t feel like messing with the dye tablets and mugs and wire devices and all of that nonsense. We decorated our eggs by marbling them with nail polish. As you can see, we have an insane amount of nail polish! Read on for how we beautified our eggs and for 31 other ways to paint, cover and otherwise decorate your Easter eggs without dye!
We used pinks, purples and metallics for our eggs but you could use whatever you like. Cover your work surface with newspaper or something similar. Line up all the nail polish bottles you’ll be using and unscrew the tops. Have some nail polish remover, warm water and paper towels nearby in case of mess. Splotch each shade of polish onto your hard-boiled egg, rotating the egg as you go to ensure even coverage.
Once you’ve applied all your colors, gently pat the shell with a sponge or paper towel to create a marbled look. Place the eggs in an egg carton and allow them to dry. I used the nail polish-covered paper towel to sponge the lighter eggs pictured in the front row here. This will save you some polish!
And you’re done!
I recommend nail polish remover and a body scrub to make your hands look less like you just thumb-wrestled a supernatural being.
And now for other methods, in case the nail polish eggs are not for you.
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