natural eggsMake your own beautiful pastel egg dyes using everyday foods and spices, a fun Easter project for kids and adults alike!

Dyes can be blended to create a wide variety of colors and can also be used as a natural dye for other crafty projects

Directions:

1. Hard boil eggs in water with a little white vinegar added to remove residue for egg surfaces.

2. Make desired number of dye baths  (see below) and cool them in the fridge.

3. When eggs are ready, soak each in desired color/s for about 10-30 minutes (until desired hue is reached)

4. Use slotted spoon to remove eggs from dye and let dry on wire cooling rack.

 

Dye Bath Options:

To Make:

Yellow

6 tbls Tumeric & 1 tbls white vinegar to 4 cups hot water, stir until well disolved

Blue

One head of shredded purple cabbage to 4 cups of boiling water. Stir in 1 tablespoon white vinegar and simmer for about 30 mins. Remove Cabbage with slotted spoon..the cabbage can be saved for eating if desired.

Green

Simply place yellow dyed eggs int a container of blue dye

Orange

Add the skins of 6 yellow onions to 3 cups boiling water. Stir in 1 tbls white vinegar and simmer dor 20 mins. Strain out onion skins and reserve dye.

Pink

Cut 6 medium beets into chunks and add to 6 cups boiling water. Stir in 1 tbls white vinegar and simmer for 25-30 mins. Remove beets with slotted spoon and reserve for eating if desired.
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