25 Feb How to Make Natural Easter Egg Dye

It’s the time of year when little hands search for eggs hidden by a sneaky bunny. From dyeing the eggs to carefully placing each treasure in their basket, it’s a lot of ‘hands-on’ time. So it’s important to use all natural ingredients so your little ones enjoy the fun, worry-free.

This natural egg dye recipe has no artificial colors or ingredients so you can color beautiful Easter Eggs as nature intended!

Natural Easter Egg Dye
Makes 12 colorful eggs

Supplies

  • 1 dozen eggs, hard-boiled and cooled
  • 4 cups water
  • 2 tablespoons white vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons table salt
  • 1 cup raw beets, roughly chopped (Pink)
  • 2 tablespoons turmeric (Yellow)
  • 2 cups fresh spinach (Green)
  • 1 small red cabbage head, chopped (Blue)
  • 2 tablespoons red wine (Deep Purple)
  • 2 tablespoons ground coffee (Tan)
  • 2 tablespoons saffron (Yellow)


Directions

  1. Bring water, salt and vinegar to a boil.
  2. In separate containers, add natural ingredients for desired colors.
  3. Dip eggs in the desired color (or colors, if making a pattern).
  4. For a deeper color, soak eggs in their color containers with natural dye overnight.
  5. For a deeper pop of color, rub a small amount of olive oil over the dry eggs after coloring. This will enhance the color even more.
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