Dying Eggs Naturally from Whole Foods

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Looking for a natural way to dye eggs and teach your kids about colour, fruits and vegetables? Here's a great recipe I found online to keep things safe if ingested and fun!

What you need
2 cups roughly chopped, raw beets (for pink/red)
OR
2 cups blueberries, crushed (for blue/purple)
OR
1 teaspoon ground turmeric (for yellow)
1 teaspoon distilled white vinegar
Hard-boiled eggs
Put your choice of coloring ingredient (beets, blueberries or turmeric) into a small pot with 2 cups water and bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat to medium-low and simmer for 10 minutes. Strain through a fine mesh sieve, discarding any solids, and then stir in vinegar. Set aside to let cool until warm or room temperature.

To color eggs, submerge in dye, turning often for even coating, until desired color is reached. For more colors, dye eggs first in one color, then wipe dry and dye in a second color.

Over on the Everything Mom and Baby Facebook wall, members mentioned that when they were little onion skins were also used to give a nice brown colour! I might even try paprika.

Share your natural dye ideas here!

5 comments:

Mom vs. the boys said...

that blue is really pretty

Kathleen (aka Callista) said...

I've not tried this but it doesn't surprise me that beets will colour eggs, they can dye everything! I love beets though.

Kathryn Lavallee said...

Oh my gosh, I love this idea! I've also heard chestnut husks will make a great colour, and I also know that all these will also colour clothing if you want to indulge in some all-natural tie-dye!

lovely mombaby said...

it will look nicer if try with pink. thanks for the great idea.

Torviewtoronto said...

Erica beautiful outcome of the eggs looks wonderful
regards

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