Did anyone else grow SUPER excited for Easter and all the fun stuff that comes with it? And I’m not just talking about baskets full of toys and candy! Maybe its because I was a bit of a science nerd, but I LOVED Easter Egg dying and all the different ways we could do it. Some years we just got the little dye tabs and kept it simple, but I remember on at least a couple of occasions we got to experiment with the different ways to use natural Easter egg dye!
~Various Fruits and Veggies (Any with a bright color)
-Red Onion skins
-Yellow Onion Skins
Carrots with tops
-Get creative if it stains clothing it will probably work.
Boil your eggs and set aside. In a saucepan bring 2 cups (More if doing larger batches) to a boil. Add ¼ C vinegar and 1 TBS salt. Once salt is dissolved add “Dye” to the water.
Once your water is colored and most of the color is removed from the veggie strain and place eggs in dye. The longer they sit the brighter the colors. I let mine sit over night. (Beet tends to penetrate the shell leaving vivid purple whites in the eggs. They taste normal and are perfectly safe to eat.)
Polish dyed dry eggs with a drop of cooking oil for more vibrant color.
Playing around with these natural Easter egg dye options TOTALLY took me back to my childhood! I loved sitting around the table with my siblings, coloring, painting and dying eggs! Such good memories! Maybe one of these day’s all convince them all to come over and dye eggs with me again 🙂