Easter is so early this year, it has definitely snuck up on me. Luckily spring break started this week for my husband, so we’ve had some free time. Even though I don’t have kids yet, I enjoy having fun traditions with my husband. I like to dye eggs ahead of time, have an Easter egg hunt on the morning of, plus there’s Easter dinners over the weekend where we get to spend time with our families.
I enjoy dying or decorating eggs, and I have always wanted to try making natural dyes at home. This year I finally did it. Brad and I had fun experimenting with different ingredients and seeing what colours they produced – 12 different ones in total. Honestly, they didn’t turn out quite as vibrant as I had hoped, but I’m happy with them overall. Here is my method of natural dye for Easter eggs, and how you can make them too.
Homemade Natural Dye for Easter Eggs
colour ingredients (listed below)
1/4 c vinegar
Depending on what dye ingredient you’re using, you may need to chop or shred larger items.
In a small pot over high heat add your dye ingredient, vinegar, and enough water to cover it.
Bring to a boil, then simmer with the lid on for 30-60 minutes.
Strain if necessary and pour into a small jar or bowl.
Dying the Eggs
Boil eggs as you usually would.
Gently place egg into the hot solution ensuring it’s covered.
Put into the fridge for a few hours or overnight.
(You may want to spin them around occasionally.)
Allow to dry and store in the fridge.
Colours and Ingredients
|1 – Paprika||7 – Carrot|
|2 – Rooibos Tea||8 – Spinach|
|3 – Red Onion Skins||9 – Turmeric Powder|
|4 – Orange Pekoe Tea||10 – Green Tea|
|5 – Coffee||11 – Blueberries (Short Soak)|
|6 – Juice from Strawberries||12 – Blueberries (Long Soak)|
Have you made natural dye for Easter eggs? Do you have any tips for making the colours more vibrant?