Dyeing eggs for Easter is a tradition for many families, but did you know that you can use fruit and vegetable scraps to make pretty colors naturally? Here’s how…
Create Beautiful designs in your eggs with just a little creativity. Choose from the following pretty colors…. Pale Yellow, Pink, Deep Yellow, Spring Green, Orange, Lavender, Blue.
Prepare the Eggs:
Gently wash your White Shelled eggs in warm water with a mild soap.
To Set the Dye add 2 tsp of Vinegar to the Water and bring to a boil with one of the following colors for 30 minutes:
Pale Yellow: Celery Seed, Orange Peels, or Carrot Tops, lemon peels : add 1 (or more) of the items
Pink: Beet Juice, or 1 fresh beet – boiled with the eggs, chopped rhubarb stalks, red onion skins, crushed raspberries
Deeper Yellow: Yellow Onion Skins, Ground Tumeric
Spring Green:use the water from boiled spinach or dandelion leaves
Orange: 2-3cups of chopped yellow onion skins.
Lavender: any brand grape juice
Blue: Boil red cabbage and allow to cool. Once cool you can dye your eggs with the juice.
Although Unnatural- For strange or unique colors you can dye eggs with Kool-Aid Packets.
To add writing, use a white crayon and draw designs or lettering, dye as usual, the areas that were colored with the white crayon will not dye leaving beautiful designs.