I am not even going to apologize for that pun – you had to know it was coming!
My super cool aunt submitted these pics of my uncle and cousins trying out the nail polish swirly egg trick.
Payten and Grandpa getting their swirl on.
Christian – can you tell that he’s the precision type? This pic proves that even high school boys can down with some nail polish swirling!
The end result – it really works!
So now tell me – did you dye eggs for the weekend, and if so, did you use this technique? (My mind is now buzzing with all the other things I can dye using this method – custom stationery, here I come!) How would you use this method on other media?
These are amazing. Amazing! They remind me so much of the swirly papers we used to make with paint and water when I was little, but ultra intense.
All you’ll need is nail polish (I suggest hitting the Dollar Store for this), a dish of water and some nail polish remover for cleanup. You’ll also want a disposable plastic cup or bowl, toothpicks and of course, eggs.
Fill your container with water and then start adding drops of polish. Once you get a color combo that you like, use your toothpick to gently swirl the surface, creating the marbleized effect. Then you just dip! Go as far as you can on one end and let dry, then go back and repeat with the other side. Let them dry – topcoat or don’t, it’s totally up to you!
I would caution you to do this with blown out eggs or hard boiled eggs that you don’t intend to eat.
I think I’ll give it a try this weekend!