with natural ingredients from
your own kitchen.
Give the Easter bunny a run for his money by dyeing Easter eggs the natural way, using common foods and flowers.
Start with hard-cooked (boiled) eggs and refrigerate until ready to use.
The longer you soak the eggs in the following dye liquids (of your choice), the more intense the colors will be.
If desired, before dyeing the eggs, draw shapes, pictures or inspiring words on them with crayons or a piece of wax. The wax won't absorb the color so the designs will show through. Using a crayon, simply draw a design onto your eggs and then dye as you would any other Easter egg. Your crayon design will be accentuated by your choice of dye!
Rubber bands are all you need to make tie-dyed eggs. Use a collection of different sized rubber bands. Wrap the rubber bands, one at a time, around the eggs. Make sure to leave some of the egg shell exposed so it can be dyed.
Once the eggs are dyed to the color you like, remove them from the water and let them dry. Once dried completely, pull the rubber bands off to reveal your banded design.
- How to make natural egg dyes:
Red Cabbage Leaves (boiled)
Purple Grape Juice
Brown or Beige
Black Walnut Shells (boiled)
Spinach Leaves (boiled)
Yellow Delicious Apple Peels (boiled)
Purple or red grape juice or beet juice
Small Quantity of Purple Grape Juice
Violet Blossoms plus 2 tsp Lemon Juice
Red Zinger Tea
Yellow Onion Skins (boiled)
Cranberries or Juice
Red Grape Juice
Juice from Pickled Beets
Lots of Red Onions Skins (boiled)
Canned Cherries (with syrup)
Violet or Purple
Small Quantity of Red Onions Skins (boiled)
Orange or Lemon Peels (boiled)
Carrot Tops (boiled)
Celery Seed (boiled)
Ground Cumin (boiled)
Ground Turmeric (boiled) or Saffron