How to Dye Easter Eggs Naturally with Common Foods

By Guest

Did you know that Easter eggs can be dyed naturally using common foods? It is really simple. Here’s how: 

1. Put your eggs in a saucepan, cover with cold water and add 2 tablespoons of vinegar which will help to set the dye.

2. Add your coloring ingredient (see below for ideas) and gently simmer until you are happy with the colour – 20 minutes to 2 hours. 

Here’s a list of ingredients and the colors they produce:

  • Beets ~ Bright Pink

  • Red Cabbage (coarsely chopped) ~ Pale to Royal Blue

  • Blueberries  ~  Lavender

  • Brewed Coffee ~ Mocha

  • Cranberries ~ Pale Pink

  • Turmeric ~ Bright Orange 

  • Yellow Onion Skins, with Black Peppercorns ~  Beige to Mauve Tones

This is such a fun activity to do with kids. Enjoy!

Another great way is to use teas.

Pink: Cherry or Raspberry Tea

Red: Pomegranate Tea

Yellow: Chamomile Tea or Turmeric Spice (turmeric will be a darker yellow)

Blue: Blueberry Tea

Light Brown: Bigelow Tea Constant Comment

Bigelow Tea has a variety of teas that could be used to achieve beautiful colors.

By Guest| April 13, 2017
Categories:  Live

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