How to Dye Eggs
6 months ago

How To Make & Use Natural Egg Dyes

Skip the artificial dyes! You can make all-natural dyes using ingredients you probably already have in your kitchen, like onion skins and white vinegar. The recipes are very easy, and they create beautiful Easter eggs.

 

Ingredients

Skins from 6 yellow onions
1 medium red cabbage, chopped
3 red beets, grated
3 tablespoons ground turmeric
4 tablespoons distilled white vinegar, divided
12 white hard-boiled eggs, cooled

Directions

  1. To create the yellow dye: In a medium pot, combine the onion skins and 2 ½ cups water. Bring the water to a boil, reduce the heat, cover and simmer for 45 minutes. 
  2. To create the purple dye: In a medium pot, combine the chopped cabbage and 2 ½ cups water. Bring the water to a boil, reduce the heat, cover and simmer for 30 minutes. 
  3. To create the red dye: In a medium pot, combine the grated beets and 2 ½ cups water. Bring the water to a boil, reduce the heat, cover and simmer for 20 minutes. 
  4. To create the orange dye: In a medium pot, combine the turmeric and 2 ½ cups water. Bring the water to a boil, reduce the heat and simmer for 15 minutes. 
  5. Remove the dyes from the heat. Allow them to cool to room temperature, then strain them through a fine-mesh sieve into 4 separate 1-quart jars.
  6. Add 1 tablespoon of vinegar to each jar.
  7. Carefully add 3 eggs to each jar of dye. Seal the jars, and place them in the refrigerator for 8 hours or overnight to allow the dyes to set.
  8. Remove eggs from the dye, gently dry them off with paper towels and enjoy! The dye can be stored in the refrigerator and reused for up to 1 week.

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How to Dye Easter Eggs Naturally