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!

Natural Easter Egg Dye Using Fruits and Veggies - BusyBeingJennifer.com


~Various Fruits and Veggies (Any with a bright color)

-Red Onion skins

-Yellow Onion Skins


Carrots with tops

-Black Grapes

-Red Cabbage







-Get creative if it stains clothing it will probably work.





Natural Easter Egg Dye Using Fruits and Veggies - BusyBeingJennifer.com


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.

Natural Easter Egg Dye Using Fruits and Veggies - BusyBeingJennifer.com

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 🙂


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13 Responses to Natural Easter Egg Dye

  1. I love this idea! I love that you use natural ingredients. I would have never even thought of doing this!

  2. elle spann says:

    how fun!! this is awesome.
    Southern Elle Style

  3. I think this is so neat. Love using natural ways to color eggs.

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  5. leanna says:

    I love the idea of all naturally dyed Easter eggs. Pinning.

  6. Lyndsey says:

    This is great! I love having a natural option to dying Easter eggs!! It is something that I have loved to do but didn’t realize there was a natural way to do it! This will be something I try this year! Thanks!
    Visiting from Turn It Up Tuesday!
    -Lyndsey @ Gaining Success Young

  7. Michelle says:

    I love the colors! So pretty. I’m always experimenting with natural food colors too!

  8. Christianne says:

    Thank you for sharing! Will be trying this with the kids this year!
    Love, Christianne

  9. Jen Gregor says:

    Thanks for sharing! I love the idea of using natural color for eggs.

  10. Lindi says:

    LOVE these ideas! Such a great idea for kiddos 🙂 I’ll be featuring this at the Creative Gallery tomorrow night!

  11. great ideas indeed…I love all those natural ingredients and the results..

  12. I love Easter too! This is brilliant! I love all the different colors you achieved. Pinned and sharing. Thank you for joining us at Family Joy Blog Link-Up Party. I hope you will join our next party starting today at noon EST.

  13. Erlene says:

    I love the look that natural dye leaves on the egg shells. So pretty and different than the regular store bought dyes.

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