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Naturally Dyed Easter Eggs


 

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 its super simple and you will find everything you need right at home.

Lets 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 to 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!   

dye mixture

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 color. 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 color layers on the eggs. 

Now let the eggs dry for at least 30 minutes. This will allow the color to set in and avoid rubbing off. 

eggs dying and drying

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

kids holding dyed eggs

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

 


4 comments


  • Josie Sicilia

    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!!


  • Sabrina

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


  • Cindy Ciccodemarco

    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 :)


  • Dina Vivona

    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!


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