Naturally Dyed Easter Eggs

Hey friends!

Looking for a fun and easy activity for this weekend? How about dying Easter eggs? 
This year let's skip the chemicals and artificial dyes and look to our pantries for natural ingredients.
I promise it's super simple, and you will find everything you need right at home.
Let's start with what you will need to make your dyes!

Blue Eggs

3/4 red cabbage, chopped
750 ml water
1 tbsp white vinegar
1 tbsp salt 

 Yellow Eggs

4 tbsp ground turmeric
750 ml water
1 tbsp white vinegar
1 tbsp salt

Red Eggs 

2 big red beets
750 ml water
1 tbsp white vinegar
1 tbsp salt 

 

 

 

   

 

Each mixture should render enough liquid for 3-5 eggs.


+ Start by combining your ingredients and bring them to a boil.

+ Cover and allow to simmer for 30 minutes. Strain your mixture and reserve the liquid for dying your eggs.

The turmeric might be a little bit harder to strain, but if you have a coffee filter on hand, that should do the trick!  

+ To dye the eggs, simply soak them in the liquid.

Our eggs were left in the dye for about an hour or so. If you leave them in longer, you will get a much deeper and vibrant colour.

The red and yellow tend to dye fairly quickly, but the blue takes a bit more time. 

For different effects, try shifting the eggs while in the dye mixture. We were able to achieve beautiful lines and colour layers on the eggs. 

+ Allow the eggs dry for at least 30 minutes. This will allow the colour to set in and avoid rubbing off. 


We had so much fun creating these beautiful eggs, and the kids really enjoyed being able to mix the ingredients and watch as the colours slowly trickled through the water. 


Have you tried naturally dying eggs before & if so, what colours were you able to achieve?
Be sure to share your creations with us and #TensEasterEggs  

4 comments

  • Nice to see simple and easy instructions to follow . This was very inspirational, especially during these trying times . Easter eggs turned out amazing and kids had a lot of fun. Thank you!!

    Josie Sicilia
  • These are so cute! Going to try this out with the kids tomorrow. Thanks for sharing!

    Sabrina
  • Hi Dina! Cant wait to see what you create! For green I would say to try boiling spinach or mint leaves. This way you can save the matcha powder for yourself :)

    Cindy Ciccodemarco
  • I can’t wait to try this with my niece and nephew! We usually default to food colouring but I’ve been looking for a way to incorporate natural elements into craft time. Any suggestions for green eggs? I thought about matcha powder … but it’s a bit expensive to start experimenting with haha!

    Dina Vivona

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