How Dye Easter Eggs Naturally.
It’s an Easter tradition around here to dye Easter eggs and it’s always an epic mess! These “handy” kits come with “all the tools” you need to make beautifully dyed eggs. Then you go to assemble the wire spoon and little stands for the eggs to dry and things just get crazy. When we decided to take artificial coloring out of our household, I decided to learn how to dye Easter eggs naturally. I found all of these recipes to naturally dye Easter eggs with veggies, we tried some out and here what works best for us.
The base solution:
The equation for the solution is the same no matter the veggie or spice. 2 cups water, 4 tablespoons white vinegar and a tablespoon of salt, plus the vegetable or spice of your choice. Depending on the size of the vegetables selected, you may need to add more water to cover.
Roughly chop two beets and add to solution, simmer 30 minutes. Strain, reserving the liquid and add boiled eggs and lit sit, refrigerated overnight.
These turned out so gorgeous!!
Add 6-8 tablespoons of Turmeric to solution and bring to a boil, let cool and add hard boiled eggs and let sit, refrigerated overnight.
Shred one head of purple cabbage, add to solution and let simmer for 30 minutes. Strain, reserving the liquid. Add hard boiled eggs and let sit, refrigerated overnight.
Add two cups of red onion skins to the solution and simmer for 30 minutes. Strain, reserving the liquid. Add hardboiled eggs and let sit, refrigerated overnight.
How to dye Easter eggs that are uniquely beautiful eggs:
Wrap fresh eggs in onion skin, either red or yellow, tie up in muslin with string (I used an old tea towel cut up). Place in a pot and cover with water, then bring to a boil. Let boil for five minutes and remove once cooled. Unwrap eggs to reveal a beautiful stain.
Have you tried naturally dyed Easter eggs before? Do you have another method on how to dye Easter eggs? Try this out with your family this Easter and tell me how it goes!
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