Are you wondering about naturally dyed Easter eggs? What I mean by naturally dyed, is coloring the egg-shell by using foods or other pigments of nature. Today I’m going to show you some simple ways you can dye your Easter eggs using food items you already have around the house.
I’ve been on a bit of a quest this year to find a more natural option for dyeing Easter eggs. Not just for heath reasons, but I was also looking to create a more ‘rustic’ look, rather than the traditional neon flare. I did not realize how easy it would be, and with things I already had in my kitchen!
What Colors Can you Get from Naturally Dying Easter eggs?
You can get a beautiful array of soft and warm colors! We used blueberries (blue), turmeric (yellow), tea (pink), and coffee (brown). And the results were so beautiful!
Foods That Will Naturally Dye Easter Eggs
Here are some different color options you can try, but don’t be afraid to try something new or even combine some to create your own color combinations!
Foods that will naturally dye Easter eggs:
- Blueberries- blue
- Red or purple cabbage- teal
- Tumeric- yellow
- Herbal tea- Pink
- Beets- Pink/Red
- Yellow onion- orange
- Spinach/Parsley- green
Naturally Dyed Easter Eggs – Directions
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Ingredients for naturally dyed Easter eggs:
- Natural food choice (from above list)
- Distilled while vinegar
Directions for naturally dying Easter eggs:
- Boil the food choice (blueberries, turmeric, etc) in some water.
- Add about a tablespoon of distilled white vinegar.
- Take off the stove. Drain any berries, or extra pulp.
- Submerse the eggs in the natural dye.
Tips and Tricks for naturally dying Easter eggs:
Note: The longer you leave the eggs in the dye, the darker the color will be. We wanted pastels, so we only left ours in for about 15 minutes. I’ve read of people soaking them all night.
If you want an extra speckled look, you can take a white starch (like corn or tapioca) and add a tiny bit of water to make it a glue-like consistency. Then take a dry paint brush and flick it onto the eggs.
*Kid friendly tip* Put the egg in a whisk and let the kiddos go to town…ahh…so much cleaner…
More Spring Activities
Looking for some more fun ideas for the Spring months? Here are some other spring crafts, as well as, book lists, and printable resources to get you started!
- How to Decorate Wooden Easter Eggs
- Picture Books About Gardening
- Spring Prewriting and Shape Activities
- Ten Books to Get Your Started on Nature Study
- Garden Journal and Activities
- Spring Busy Book
- Easy No-Bake Cookie Nests
- 3D Heart Flowers