Remember the natural dye post I created a few days ago (check it out here)?! Well, here is a fun and easy tutorial for naturally dyed Easter eggs!
When I made the dye, I decided I wanted to see how well the coloring would hold up on some plain ol’ white, hard-boiled eggs.
To my surprise they all came out pretty well! These would make a fun project to do with the kids a few days before and eat on Easter Sunday!
The colors I used were the same ones that I used in my Easy Natural Food Dye post. They included blue (red cabbage), green (spinach), yellow (turmeric), purple (blackberries), and pink (beets).
I detailed the process below with some tips on how to successfully create the beautifully colored eggs!
- 12 hard boiled eggs (white and brown eggs will produce different colors)
- 1 cup of each color of dye (you should be able to fit at least 2 eggs in 1 cup of liquid)
- 1 Tbsp vinegar per cup of dye
- Boil 12 eggs and let cool.
- Meanwhile, add 1 Tbsp vinegar to every cup/color of dye.
- Once eggs are cooled, add eggs to dye mixture.
- Store in refrigerator, as least, overnight.
- When the eggs have reached desired color, remove from liquid and LIGHTLY rinse.
- Prop on drying rack to dry completely before handling.
- Store in refrigerator until ready to eat!
- *The longer you leave the eggs in the dye the more concentrated the color.
- *Do not over rinse eggs at the color could wash off.
- *The less pulp you have in your dye the better as you may not have to rinse eggs as much.
- *Try and shake off as much excess water from eggs as possible as it may cause streaking on eggs when drying.
Hope you enjoy these beautifully colored eggs as much as I did! Also, check out my post on how to create Naturally Dyed Easter Egg Bath Bombs with the natural dye!