Let’s make marbled Easter egg art! This marbled Easter egg art project was created with preschoolers in mind because it doesn’t require a lot of skill to end up with a lovely piece of art, but older kids love this too…and adults!
Marbled Easter Egg Art Project
My kids were amazed by this art technique! It’s a little messy, a little sticky and a whole lot of fun to make art this way with kids.
You’ve probably seen those viral videos of people creating marbled mugs with nail polish. Did you know the same technique can be used to create one-of-a-kind works of art on paper?
Art Tip: I recommend doing this simple activity near an open window or outside, as nail polish has a strong scent. Also, be sure you are supervising closely if you are doing this with younger kids like preschoolers.
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Supplies Needed to Make Marbled Paper Art
Instructions for Making Marbled Art on Paper
Fill a shallow bin halfway with water.
Invite your child to pour nail polish into it. We chose to use pastel spring colors!
Just a small amount of nail polish is needed! We discovered that if too much was used, the nail polish created unsightly blobs on the paper.
Swirl the nail polish with a toothpick to create a marbled effect.
Dip the paper egg shape into it.
Pull out the paper, then set it on a piece of newspaper to dry.
Kids may be able to dip a second egg into the water, but if more nail polish is needed, simply add more!
Art Tip: Wear protective gloves to prevent nail polish from gathering on your finger tips!
Clean Up for Marbled Art
When your child is finished, use a scrap piece of paper to scrape the leftover nail polish from the water before disposing.
Our Experience with this Marbled Art Project
My kids were amazed at the beautiful marbled designs in their eggs!
Each one was different. The marbled easter eggs could be used as cards or strung together to make an adorable Easter banner.
- watercolor paper cut into the shape of eggs
- nail polish
- toothpick to stir
- plastic bin
- Recommended: gloves to cover hands for this project
- Fill the shallow bin 1/2 way up with water.
- Pour a small amount of each color of leftover nail polish into it.
- Stir the nail polish and water gently with a toothpick to create a swirl effect.
- Dip paper into the water dragging it across the water.
- Pull out the paper and allow to dry laying on newspaper.
We recommend using gloves for this project.
Creating unique art with kids is so much fun! If you liked this activity, you may also Soap Foam Painting.
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Did your kids love making marbled Easter egg art?