These beautiful swirled eggs may not be candy, but the look as good as the sweet stuff. I was toying around with some shea butter a few weekends ago thinking about making my own body butter and I got the idea make these confectionary colored beauties using plastic eggs as a mold. It turns out that the plan worked pretty well and the outcome is really really pretty. I’m sure that anyone on your Easter list (is that a thing?) will love these pastel marbled eggs.
Well, let’s get to the tutorial, shall we?
First, before you get all overwhelmed, I’m going to say that this was a really fun and fairly simple project. It’s something that you might want to do with your family if they’re coming in town for the holiday to make it extra fun and special. These are the kinds of things I grew up doing with my siblings and cousins that always made family holidays memorable.
Second, I only had to buy two things from the craft store – the soap and the coloring. They were relatively inexpensive and easy to procure, so don’t let that get in your way. Or, you can shop every piece of this DIY at the bottom of the post as well (thanks, Amazon!).
First, melt 4-5 squares to fill one large egg. I heated the soap in the microwave at 50% heat for one minute. Then, drop a few drops of colorant into the melted soap and mix just very slightly to swirl. If you mix too much, you’ll just get a solid color.
Next, be sure that the holes at the ends of your eggs are covered with tape. Then, pour your swirled mixture into the larger half of the egg. Let it set for 30 minutes in the fridge.
Then, pour more melted soap into the small half of the egg. Put the solidified half on top of the melted half and click the egg shut tightly to secure. Then, FLIP the egg over so that the melted part is on TOP. Set it upright in the fridge and let it cool for over an hour.
Make sure it’s completely hardened and cooled before removing the plastic egg shell.
You’ll have a slight seam around the middle of the egg, but I just warmed my hands up a bit and smoothed out out with my fingers.
I had one egg that didn’t connect and fell apart in the center, but all was not lost! I just heated a skillet over low heat, warmed up both flat ends of my egg halves, then pressed the halves together and put them into the fridge to cool.
I can’t wait to give these to some of my favorite people this weekend. Aren’t they adorable?