15.04.17

Dye your Easter Eggs naturally – recipes

Naturally dyed Easter Eggs

This year I tried something new with the kids. We dyed our Easter Eggs with natural colours. No shop bought dyes but the real deal.

The kids absolutely enjoyed preparing the colours.

The results were surprising in some cases. We left our eggs in the dyes for around 1 1/2 -2h. The longer the better/ stronger the colour. Some people leave them overnight as well…

We put the eggs in the dyes when they were still warm and for the vinegar – I got the cheapest White Vine Vinegar I could find at the supermarket.

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Here are some recipes for Naturally dyed Easter Eggs:

For blue/grey result:
Mix 2 cups frozen blueberries with 2 cups water.Bring to room temperature and remove blueberries.Add 2 table spoons vinegar.

 

For jade green result:
Cut 6 red onions and put in a pan. Cover with water. Once water is boiling, let the mixture simmer for 30 min. Strain and add 3 table spoons vinegar.

 

For orange result:
Cut 6 yellow onions and put in a pan. Cover with water. Once water is boiling, let the mixture simmer for 30 min. Strain and add 3 table spoons vinegar.

 

For light yellow result:
Chop 5 big carrots. Put in a pan and cover with water. Once water is boiling, let the mixture simmer for 30 min. Strain and add 3 table spoons vinegar.

 

For pink result:
Cut 1 medium beet into chunks and add 4 cups boiling water. Once water is boiling, let the mixture simmer for 30 min. Strain when cooled down and stir in 2 Tbsp. vinegar.

 

For lavender result:
Mix 2 cups grape juice and 3 tablespoon vinegar.

 

There are many more possibilties – tea, turmeric, cabbage, flowers etc… next year!

 

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natural dyed easter eggs

We tried two more colours today:

For blue result:

Cook one red cabbage, cut into chunks, with 6 table spoons of vinegar. Get the water to boil and let simmer for a few hours.

 

For light beige result:

Brew 4 bags of green tea in a bowl. When cold remove the bags and add 4 table spoons of vinegar.
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