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How to Make All Natural Easter Egg Dye

How to Make All Natural Easter Egg Dye

With Easter coming up I’m sure you’ll be seeing a lot of posts about non-toxic Easter egg dye for your kids, as well as natural ways to dye your eggs like they used to way back in the day. For us, the picture below from The Kitchn REALLY caught our eye. That’s why today, we’re going to go over both, as well as other fun stuff that Lauryn got for her kids. Think: books, activities and Easter basket goodies and healthier candy options.

With that, let’s get into how you can make your own dyes for decorating Easter eggs.

How to Make All Natural Easter Egg Dye

WHAT YOU’LL NEED:

+ saucepan with a lid

+ fine mesh strainer

+ hard boiled eggs

+ vinegar

+ paper towel

+ fun tools to get creative like: tape, dippers & cups, metallic markers, stickers, glitter

HOW TO MAKE THE DYE:

STEP 1: pick one or all of the below and simmer each ingredient with 2 cups of water (covered) for 15-30 minutes.

+ 2 cups shredded beets = reddish pink on white eggs, maroon on brown eggs

+ 2 cups red onion skins = reddish orange on white eggs or red on brown eggs

+ 2 cups yellow onion skins = orange on white eggs, rusty red on brown eggs

+ 1/4 cup ground turmeric = yellow eggs

+ 2 cups chopped purple baggage & 1/4 cup ground turmeric (2 separate soaks) = green eggs

+ 2 cups chopped purple cabbage = blue on white eggs, green on brown eggs

+ 2 cups blueberries = blue eggs

+ 2 cups dried hibiscus flowers = lavender or indigo eggs

STEP 2: strain the liquid into a measuring cup then add 2 tablespoon of distilled white vinegar to every 1 cup of strained dye liquid.

All Natural Easter Egg Dye

STEP 3: submerge your hardboiled eggs into the dye and leave it in the fridge for 2 hours. (2 cups of dye will dye 6 eggs). If you don’t want to wait this long, see the HOT TIPS below.

STEP 4: remove the eggs from the dye and dry with paper towel so you don’t ruin your tea towels. If you want them to shine, rub them with a bit of oil (vegetable or grapeseed).

HOT TIPS FROM THE KITCHN:

+ You can start with raw eggs and cook them in the dye bath but The Kitchen found that you get a stronger colouring with the fridge method.

+ Play around with colors and see what you can create. Use shallow bowls or a dipper to only do half the egg and play around with designs and layering.

+ The actual shade of the final eggs may change when exposed to the air and dried.

+ The Kitchn found that more important than keeping the eggs in the dye for 2 hours was doing multiple dips. Basically, feel free to do multiple dips for a deeper color.

If you G2G, like Lauryn, you can also buy non-toxic Easter egg dye like she did. She bought this one along with wooden eggs to decorate for Townes and Zaza.

Kids Easter activities
Fun Kids Easter activities

MORE EASTER THINGS LAURYN BOUGHT:

HEALTHIER EASTER CANDY AND CHOCOLATE IDEAS:

For holidays like Easter and Valentine’s Day Lauryn and the kids also love to bake Nowhere Bakery sugar cookies and chocolate chip cookies. All their mixes having clean ingredients and they taste so good. Fun little traditions with your kids give them memories that’ll last a lifetime. Let us know any other Easter traditions you and your family have in the comment section below. We want to know it all.

Will you be making your own Easter egg dye this year or be buying a kit?

x, The Skinny Confidential team.

+ learn how to make your kids eat healthier.

++ check out these non-toxic fixes from Darin Olien.

EASTER EGG DYE ESSENTIALS:

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