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Naturally Dyed Easter Eggs

posted on April 12th, 2017 by Lauren Murphy

Get creative decorating Easter eggs this year. Instead of food coloring, dye your eggs naturally with food! Use red wine, onion skins, blueberries, beets, turmeric, tea, and cabbage to make eggs vibrant, festive, and unique.

Naturally Dyed Easter Eggs

  • Hardboiled eggs (the colors below are for white eggs, you can use brown eggs but colors will come out differently)
  • White vinegar
  • Slotted spoon
  • Plastic bowls for different dye mixtures
  • Water
  • Pot for boiling mixtures
  • Food for dye
    • Frozen blueberries
    • Red wine
    • Beets
    • Red onions
    • Turmeric
    • Purple cabbage
    • Spinach

Pink:
In 2 cups of water, boil beets and 1 tbsp vinegar and let simmer for 15 minutes.

Yellow:
In 2 cups of water, boil 2 tbsp turmeric and 1 tbsp vinegar and let simmer for 15 minutes.

Blue:
In 2 cups of water, boil 2 cups chopped purple cabbage and 1 tbsp vinegar and let simmer for 15 minutes.

Red:
In 2 cups of water, boil red onion skins and 1 tbsp vinegar and let simmer for 15 minutes.

Dolphin Gray:
In 1 cup of water, boil 1 cup frozen blueberries and 1 tbsp vinegar and let simmer for 15 minutes.

Purple:
In 2 cups of water, boil raw eggs and 1 cup red wine until hardboiled.

Green:
In 2 cups of water, boil raw eggs and spinach until hardboiled.
When soaking hardboiled eggs in dye, leave in refrigerator until you achieve the desired color. Before placing room temperature eggs in colored mixture, feel free to wrap with a rubber band or cooking twine to create designs.

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