So my friend Katie and I were talking recently about a fresh way to dye Easter eggs, and she sent me a link to a Southern Living post about using nail polish.
So I tried it, failed at the original method, and modified it for us. I know. I'm just a martyr that way.
But seriously, though - this is such a cool, unique, and quick way to dye Easter eggs! If you have little ones, it would probably need to be either heavily supervised or an adults-only project given that you're working with nail polish.
What you'll need:
Hard-boiled or blown (hollow) eggs
Nail polish of your choosing
Room temperature water
Egg crate (for drying the eggs)
Optional: Plastic gloves to keep your hands clean
The process is so simple that I did the whole thing in this short video below, but the steps written out right under the video should you need to re-read them.
Step 1: Fill the container with room-temperature water. The temperature of the water is crucial because if the water is cold, the nail polish will sink to the bottom of the tub.
Step 2: Drop as many or as few drops of the polish into the water. Wait for the nail polish to dissipate and form a film on top of the water.
Step 3: Gently roll your egg across the surface of the water until all of the nail polish has been picked up. Repeat the process as many times as you'd like to achieve your desired result on a single egg.
Step 4: Set the egg back into its crate to dry. The polish will dry without sticking to the crate, so don't worry about ruining your masterpiece. Eggs dry in about 3 hours!