Tuesday Tutorial: Naturally Dyed Easter Egg Tutorial


Want to dye Easter Eggs with natural ingredients instead of using one of those kits with the little tabs and red dye #9? Oh yea, I know you do and that’s why I’m sharing this Naturally Dyed Easter Egg Tutorial with you. Sent in from Chris of Curbly.com, it looks like it’s pretty easy, loads of fun and there’s even a You Tube video how-to.

• Free-range eggs
• Alum powder (available at the supermarket in the spice aisle)
• White Vinegar
• Vegetables and spices, see step one
• Saucepan
• Measuring spoons
• Wooden spoon and slotted spoon
• Vegetable oil, wax, electrical tape, leaves, stickers, etc (optional)

1). Choose which colors you’d like to dye your eggs.
• For blue, use red cabbage
• For red, try whole beets (not canned), cherries, or cranberries
• For light green, use spinach or fresh green herbs
• For tan, brew some strong coffee, tea, or a handful of cumin seeds
• For yellow, try turmeric (a spice) and yellow onion skins
• For olive green, use red onion skins (the color is produced by a reaction with the vinegar)
• For purple, grape juice or frozen blueberries

2). For each color, fill a saucepan with at least three inches of water. Add in your vegetables or spices. It’ll take a lot…around two cups, packed.

3). Bring the water to a boil, and add two teaspoons of alum powder – UNLESS you’re using onion skins, as it creates a funky reaction.

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  1. Gorgeous eggs! Love the brown one with the white bands across. That is striking. I experimented with some dyes this year, which you can read about in detail if you follow my link. Have trouble getting eggs to turn pink or red…but it is fun. The possibilities are endless.

  2. Love this tutorial! We have chickens that lay blue and green eggs, so no need to die those, but I’ll bet they’d look great enhanced with these ideas! And we can always buy some good old white ones, too…

  3. I think I’m going to try this too. Now I only need to come up with some recipe ideas for what to do with all those hard-boiled eggs!

  4. How pretty! Thanks for posting this one, I think we may just have to try it out. I love the way the eggs look, they are so much prettier than traditional dyes. Wow!

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