I am in love with holiday decorating. Easter included. Time to decorate those eggs! This year I finally took some time to do some egg dying with natural ingredients. Everything came from what I already had in the house.
I bought generic white eggs. I went with hard boiled instead of blowing them out because I was wasn’t sure if my kids could handle something so delicate. Cook for at least 15 mins on a simmer to avoid cracks.
I did some clean out of the fridge/freezer and cabinet to test out a few options. The blueberries soaked in water for about an hour. Others were boiled for about 20 minutes to draw out the colors.
Once the liquid was ready, I divided it up into smaller containers and added about one teaspoon of vinegar per one cup of liquid.
Cover the area with a large cloth or newspaper as this got messy when the eggs were dropped in!
We got used the following and let the eggs sit in the mixture overnight.
Spinach~ light green
Cranberries~ light pink…I would strain in a cheese cloth before doing this again. I got funny bubbles on the eggs
Pomegranate tea~ turned green over night! Originally was pink
Carrots~ light yellow
Red wine~ brown, almost prehistoric looking.
Beet juice~ (very) light pink
BLUEBERRIES~ dark blue. Favorite of all the eggs by far.
We drained them on a cookie cooling rack. I didn’t care about little marks as it just adds to their character. This was an easy kids activity when adult can make the natural dyes at the stove ahead of time. The eggs are safe to eat as long as they are refrigerated. Find more egg dying ideas on my Pinterest Board. Next up for me are some chalkboard eggs!
Happy Easter and Passover to all!
About Emily Roach
Green Boston mom of three young children. Focused on family nutrition, wholesome recipes, and an eco-friendly lifestyle.