#EasterEggs Onion Skin Easter Eggs Tutorial

2 Materials
10 Minutes

One very special memory from when I was a little girl is my grandmother creating the most beautiful eggs for us each Easter. I remember being fascinated with the rich golden color and how unique each eggs pattern was.

How To Make Onion Skin Easter Eggs

Gather your supplies:

uncooked eggs

onion skins

cheese cloth, cut into 4 by 4 inch squares

small rubber bands

I know ahead of time that I am going to do onion skin dyed eggs so I begin saving the skins a few weeks in advance. Depending on how many eggs you will be making you can often find loose skins in the bottom of your onion bag or even pick them up at the super market. Begin by soaking your onion skins in water until soft.

Once your skins are soft begin wrapping them around your uncooked eggs. The way that the skin lays against the egg will create your pattern. Some onion skin has a more striped appearance and pieces from near the tops and bottoms of the onion will offer a different pattern. Layer the skins on carefully remembering that the eggs are raw and fragile.

Tightly, but carefully, wrap the skin covered egg in cheese cloth. Use a small rubber bands to secure the cheese cloth. Repeat until all of your eggs are covered. When all of your eggs are wrapped carefully place them in a large pot. Cover with water and bring to a boil over high heat.

Once the water has reached a rolling boil turn the heat off completely. Cover the pan and leave eggs in the water for 12 minutes. Transfer the eggs to a strainer and run cold water over them for several minutes.

Once the eggs are cool enough to handle carefully remove the cheese cloth and onion skin. Set the eggs aside and allow them to finish cooling.

Get more Easter Egg Ideas at http://familyfocusblog.com/tag/easter-eggs/

Read this guide on How to Get Easter Egg Dye Off Skin if you find you have stained yourself!

Suggested materials:
  • Vinegar
  • Baking Soda
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  • JOJO JOJO on Apr 06, 2017
    Do you think that red onions would have the same effect, but in pink/purple tones?

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