Homemade (And All Natural) Easter Egg Dye








Before you head to the store to buy Easter egg dye kits this year, check out these recipes for non-toxic homemade egg dyes. Simply gather up some fruits and veggies from your kitchen and get ready to decorate hard-boiled eggs that will be safe to eat after the hunt is over!!

How To Make Safe Homemade Easter Egg Dyes Using Fruits and Vegetables:





Place the fruits or vegetables in a saucepan with about 2 cups of water, and bring to a boil. Simmer for 20 minutes. Remove from the heat and strain through a fine-mesh sieve or colander, reserving the liquid. Add 1/4 cup of white vinegar and stir until combined. Let cool to room temperature and dye your hard-boiled eggs. The longer the eggs sit in the dye, the brighter they will be.

Use fruits like blueberries, blackberries, strawberries, cherries and cranberries to make pretty shades of blues, pinks and purples.

Use veggies like red cabbage, beets, yellow onion skins, and carrots to get dyes in the shades of blue, red, orange and yellow




How To Make Homemade Easter Egg Dyes Using Spices:


Place 4-5 Tbs. of spices and 2 cups of water in a saucepan and bring to a boil. Simmer for 15 minutes. Remove from the heat and strain through a fine-mesh sieve or colander, reserving the liquid. Add 1/4 cup of white vinegar and stir until combined. Let cool to room temperature and dye your hard-boiled eggs. The longer the eggs sit in the dye, the brighter they will be.

Coffee and other spices like ground turmeric and paprika can make wonderful earth tone dyes!


How To Make Homemade Easter Egg Dyes Using Liquids Like Tea and Juice:


Do not add water when using liquids - just add ¼ cup white vinegar into 2 cups of liquid. If using tea, make the tea in 2 cups water, then let it cool and add the ¼ cup vinegar.

Liquids such as grape juice and teas can be used to make fun colors for dyeing as well. That grape juice makes a brilliant purple!

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