The tradition of painting Easter eggs goes back to the ancient Persians who painted eggs for Nowrooz, a New Year celebration that occured on the Spring equinox.
Prepare the Food Coloring
Using regular food color dye: in a small bowl, mix 1/4 teaspoon of food coloring with some hot water and 1 tablespoon of white vinegar. Do this for each color. Add the egg and keep it in the bowl the color is dark enough. Remove the egg with a slotted spoon.
Using masking tape of parts of an egg, dip in color, remove the tape and dip in a different color.
How to Create Marbleized Eggs
- Get desired food colors ready
- Add 1 Tablespoon of vegetable oil to each color you want to marbleize
- Dye eggs as directed on dye package (except for the added oil)
- The oil will cause the marbleized effect
Tip: Protect and shine the finished eggs with cooking oil and a soft cloth.