Natural Easter Egg Dyes

There are so many possibilities in your kitchen to access natural colors for Easter Eggs. Spices, fruits, tea bags, coffee, frozen vegetables, and onions are all things you can use to naturally color your eggs. Clean coffee filters will hold the colored eggs until they are dry.

Use the following recipes to create the colors indicated:

-- Yellow -- Fill a jar with water (enough to cover an egg) Add 2 tsp. ground Cumin and stir Heat the jar in the microwave 2 - 3 minutes Add the hard-boiled egg into the dye jar and let it sit overnight Remove the egg from the dye jar and place on a piece of paper to dry

-- Orange -- Fill a jar with water (enough to cover an egg) Add 1/2 tsp. ground Turmeric and stir Heat the jar in the microwave 2 - 3 minutes Add the hard-boiled egg into the dye jar and let it sit overnight Remove the egg from the dye jar and place on a piece of paper to dry

-- Black Currant -- Fill a jar with water (enough to cover an egg) Add 2 Black Currant tea bags to the jar Heat in the microwave 2-3 minutes Place the hard-boiled egg into the jar and let it sit overnight Remove the dyed egg and place on a piece of paper to dry.

-- Rose Hip -- Fill a jar with water (enough to cover an egg) Add 2 Rosehip tea bags to the jar Heat in the microwave 2-3 minutes Place the hard-boiled egg into the jar and let it sit overnight. Remove the dyed egg and place on a piece of paper to dry.

-- Red -- Pour the liquid from a jar of pickled beets into a jar Heat for 2 - 3 minutes in the microwave Add the hard-boiled egg into the beet juice and let it sit overnight Remove the dyed egg from the dye bath and let it dry on a piece of paper.

-- Blue -- Cut the red cabbage into thin slices and place into a pot filled with water Cook the cabbage until tender and there is lots of color in the water Pour the liquid into a jar Add the cooked egg into the jar and let it sit overnight

-- Green -- Cook spinach greens and drain the liquid into a clean dye jar Add the hard-boiled egg into the dye jar and let it sit overnight Remove the egg from the dye jar and place on a piece of paper to dry

-- Brown -- Pour some strong coffee into a dye jar Place the hard-boiled egg into the jar Let it sit overnight or for a few days to get a darker color

You can also paint the eggs with fresh or frozen berries. Simply crush the berries against dry boiled eggs. Try coloring on the eggs with crayons or wax pencils before boiling and dyeing them. Now you can eat the pretty eggs too!

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1 Response

  1. LuAnn Braley

    I like the sound of natural dyes. Makes them easier to hide in plain sight for an egg hunt as well! 😉

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