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How to Make Naturally Died Easter Eggs

How to Make Naturally Died Easter Eggs

Turn your food scraps, herbs and spices into a fun project and a safer alternative to Easter egg dye. 

MATERIALS

  • Unpeeled Hard Boiled Eggs
  • Water
  • White Vinegar
  • Cooking Oil
  • Large Pot
  • Metal Wisk
  • Small Bowls
  • Strainer
  • Tongs
  • White Cloth Scraps
  • Newspaper to Cover Table

 

COLOR PALATE

*Solution = one cup of hot water + 1 tablespoon of white vinegar 

1 cup chopped purple cabbage solution =  Blue on white eggs / Green on brown eggs

1 cup of red onion skins = Red

1 cup yellow onion skins = Orange on white eggs / Rust on brown eggs

1 cup shredded beets =  Pink on white eggs / Maroon on brown eggs

2 tablespoons ground turmeric = Yellow on white eggs / Deep gold on brown eggs

1 bag hibiscus tea = Lavender eggs

DIRECTIONS

  1. Cover work space with old newspaper
  2. Make separate batches of desired colors from the palate above
  3. Add water + natural food agents and bring to a boil
  4. Reduce heat and cover solution for 15/30 minutes
  5. Color is ready when it appears darker than desired color
  6. Cool the dye and strain off food remnants
  7. Add vinegar to dye (1 tablespoon/cup of water)
  8. Completely submerge eggs in desired color solution and soak until you reach your desired shade
  9. Dry eggs with white cloth scraps
  10. Massage each egg with a little bit of cooking oil

*Note: Keep in mind colors may vary depending on the concentration of the dye, how long they are immersed in the dye and if using white or brown eggs

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