As I was creating this food coloring resource post, Smart Eating Made Simple mentioned you can use similar techniques with eggs. Well, of course you can! And Easter is just days away. How did I not think to include it?! 🙂 Here are two great ideas I found for dyeing eggs naturally. Just click on the pics.
Meyamo’s PDF for specific instructions on how to make each color here.
Basically, the method is to take your dye material (in this case, onion skins), put it in a pot with some water and a little white vinegar, bring it to a boil, and then simmer it for 30 minutes. Strain out the dye material, let the liquid cool to room temperature, and then boil your eggs in the dye bath for about 20 minutes. If the color is not as deep as you would like it, refrigerate the eggs in the dye bath for an hour or two until the desired color.
I have to say that I think they were the prettiest eggs that I have ever dyed. The colors were all so deep, bright, and vivid, almost like a box of crayons! – Comfy Tummy
Let us know if you try these techniques or have your own go-to, natural dyes that you swear by. Happy Easter if you celebrate!
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