Get StartedTo get started you’ll need a bottle of white vinegar and a healthy supply of white eggs. It works best (and you can be sure to avoid any broken-egg accidents) if the eggs are hard-boiled before dyeing. Remember that natural dyes are often unpredictable and can produce different and sometimes unexpected results. The fun is in the process!
IngredientsUsing natural dyes involves lots of experimentation, which means fun for the whole family. Here are ways to get a variety of colors:
- One cup of frozen blueberries will give you a lovely bluish colored egg.
- A quarter head of chopped red cabbage will yield an even richer blue.
- The skins of of six red onions will create a jade green, but add an extra tablespoon of vinegar for best results.
- The skins of six yellow onions and an extra tablespoon of vinegar should let you create a very nice orange colored egg.
- Four or five ounces of chopped carrot tops can give you a rich yellow hue.
- A quart of strong dark coffee when used to boil the eggs in directly will produce a very nice brown egg.
- Easter eggs boiled in 3 tablespoons of turmeric can create a golden tone, where eggs soaked at room temperature in a turmeric solution can create a chartreuse when you then combine soaking them in the red cabbage dye for a short period.