Let’s make marbled paint Easter egg art! This marbled Easter egg art project was created with preschoolers in mind because it doesn’t require a lot of fine motor skill to end up with a lovely piece of art, but older kids love this too…and adults! Use this fun Easter egg art project at home or in the classroom.

Marbled Easter Egg Art- child holding finished marbled egg art
Let’s make some marbled egg art together!

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?

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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

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Instructions for Making Marbled Art on Paper

Step 1

Step 1 - Marbled Easter Egg Art - child pouring in nail polish into a big tub on the table
The first step is to get your colors ready for the marbling process!

Fill a shallow bin halfway with water.

Step 2

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.

Step 3

Swirl the nail polish with a toothpick to create a marbled effect.

Step 4

Step 4 - Marbled Easter Egg Art - dipping the paper into the paint mixture
Now let’s dip the paper into the water and color.

Dip the paper egg shape into it.

Step 5

Step 5 - Marbled Easter Egg Art - child pulling marbled Easter egg art out of the water.
Look at the beautiful marbling on your paper!

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.

Marbled Easter Egg Art

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.

We really loved this Easter egg art project though. It doesn’t require a lot of art supplies, paintbrush, liquid watercolors, construction paper, oil pastel, none of that stuff. Just some watercolor paints paper, old nail polish, and scissors.

It’s a fun way to make fun Easter crafts with the kiddos whether you have toddlers, preschoolers, or older kids. It’s a fun holiday and every fun holiday deserves fun crafts or in this case fun Easter egg crafts.

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Marbled Paint Project for Kids

Marbled Paint Project for Kids

This simple marble paint idea works great for kids of all ages. We are showing it today as a fun colored egg art project, but could easily be modified for other types of art ideas.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Active Time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Difficulty easy
Estimated Cost $1


  • watercolor paper cut into the shape of eggs
  • water


  • nail polish
  • toothpick to stir
  • plastic bin
  • newspaper
  • Recommended: gloves to cover hands for this project


  1. Fill the shallow bin 1/2 way up with water.
  2. Pour a small amount of each color of leftover nail polish into it.
  3. Stir the nail polish and water gently with a toothpick to create a swirl effect.
  4. Dip paper into the water dragging it across the water.
  5. Pull out the paper and allow to dry laying on newspaper.


We recommend using gloves for this project.

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