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Homemade Natural Easter Egg Dyes

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Did you know you can make simple Easter eggs dyes from ordinary food items? It's one of my favorite methods and as a bonus, they're all natural too! You can read all the details about these Natural Easter Egg Dyes on my blog, where I have a handy printable pdf with the instructions too.
  • homemade natural easter egg dyes, crafts, easter decorations, go green, seasonal holiday decor
  • homemade natural easter egg dyes, crafts, easter decorations, go green, seasonal holiday decor
This always feels like a bit of a science experiment to me too as some of the finished colors aren't what you first expect. For instance the red cabbage makes a very purple looking dye, but results in a lovely blue egg.
  • homemade natural easter egg dyes, crafts, easter decorations, go green, seasonal holiday decor
The basic process has two steps. First the food stuff is boiled with water and vinegar, and then left to simmer for a while to more deeply color the water. I then strain the liquid off into a bowl and let it cool. For the second step, I hard boil the eggs in the dye water I made, let them absorb the color, and watch them turn into beautiful Easter eggs. (One exception is the yellow dye water which can be made by just adding turmeric to the water)
  • homemade natural easter egg dyes, crafts, easter decorations, go green, seasonal holiday decor
For a couple of the dyes, you need to let the eggs continue to soak for a few more hours, but if you're patient you'll be rewarded!
  • homemade natural easter egg dyes, crafts, easter decorations, go green, seasonal holiday decor
It still kind of amazes me that onion skins, red cabbage, blueberries, and turmeric can make this pretty rainbow of colors.
  • homemade natural easter egg dyes, crafts, easter decorations, go green, seasonal holiday decor
You can read the complete instructions on my blog using the link below, and be sure to print the handy cheat sheet of colors when you're there too!

To see more: http://www.themakeyourownzone.com/2016/03/make-natural-easter-egg-dyes.html

Got a question about this project?

  • Susan L. Chandlet
    Susan L. Chandlet Houston, TX

    Your eggs are beautiful. ..I this especially because no chemicals were used. This would be an excellent family project!

  • Bonnie
    Bonnie Lebanon, MO

    Beautiful! Here's another to add to your dye list; beets! And if you use brown eggs, they will be the best shade of grape purple, almost black! They're stunning!

  • Janet
    Janet Minneapolis, MN

    Beets would make an interesting color also.

  • Carol Singleton
    Carol Singleton Minneapolis, MN

    Beautiful Easter Eggs! I would love to try this, may include trying Saffron as a dye as well.

  • Carolmartin021

    I did this with onion skins over 60 years ago.

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