Apr 052011
 
Easter is coming and I came across this activity which I thought was really cool…not as convenient as store bought coloring kits, but environmentally friendly.  You would use some (or all) of the following ingredients:

  1. Items used to create various colors of dye:
  • Pink/red: Pomegranate juice, red onion skins, beets, chopped rhubarb stalks, cranberry juice, red grape juice
  • Orange: Yellow onion skins, paprika, chili powder
  • Yellow: Orange or lemon peels, shredded carrot, celery seed, ground cumin
  • Green: Spinach
  • Blue: Red cabbage, blueberry juice, blackberries, purple grape juice
  • Brown: Dill seeds, black walnut shells, instant coffee, tea

You can get the directions in complete HERE.  They have other projects too…click on the link at the bottom of the page that says “more projects” :-).  How cool is this!?….Have fun!

  9 Responses to “Naturally Dye Your Easter Eggs”

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  1. Thanks for the list! I love natural! Now I don't have to google the list. Thanks!

  2. I love this idea! Thanks for sharing cant wait to try this out next year. 🙂

  3. I’ve never even attempted dying my eggs for Easter because I’ve always hated the idea of using artificial coloring. After seeing this though, I must say I’m considering giving it a try this year. I love that you’ve given us multiple natural foods to use so we have a wide variety of items to choose from. I can’t believe I never thought of cranberry juice for red/pink before! Thanks for sharing 🙂

  4. These are such great ideas!! I love these so much more than the chemical dyes!! If you think about it…. why are we putting chemicals on things we are planning to eat?!?! Yuck!! Im definitely doing this this Easter!!

  5. Wow what a great resource for natural dyes, thank you so much for sharing this! I have never thought about doing our eggs this way, it definitely sounds a lot less smelly! 🙂

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