Coloring Eggs the Natural Way

4.03.2015

I babysit one of my granddaughters a couple days a week so I thought it would be nice to color some eggs for Easter. I had pinned how to color eggs with natural products that was shared by Better Homes and Gardens and wanted to give some of them a try.



Here are my ingredients that I used to produce some pretty colors....well, except for one. 

The red cabbage was supposed to produce a pale blue egg, but that did not work at all. The blueberries were for a gray blue, but you will see they were a pretty blue. The beet is for pink.

I used Turmeric for a pretty yellow.

The turmeric is mixed with water and vinegar.

You add four cups of boiling water and two tablespoons of vinegar to the chopped beat and let that sit till it is at room temperature. Remove the beets and it's ready for the eggs.

Leila got tired of waiting for the dyes to get to room temperature. The blueberries start out frozen and mixed with water and they sit till at room temperature, too. So we waited and waited.

We finally have pretty eggs!

After Leila got up from her nap she was so excited to add some little stickers that she brought.

Gotta love those green nails, too.

She also brought her Easter basket and we placed the first egg in it.

There was a bit of work to this, but nothing hard and they turned out great except for the red cabbage. Those eggs were still white.

Have you tried dyeing eggs naturally?

I think I see egg salad in my future.

I hope y'all have a wonderful holiday weekend and a very Happy Easter!

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22 comments:

  1. Those pictures with Leila's little hands at work are great, Kim. I like the yellow!

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  2. I did this with my grandmother when I was a little girl. It was out of necessity because I needed to take colored eggs to school, and she didn't have store-bought dye. I was fascinated with it and later dyed eggs like this with my kids.

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  3. Great idea...so much better to go natural like they did so many years ago.....never thought to use spices for color....Looks like you and Leila had a grand time making memories!....Happy, Happy Easter!!!

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  4. Awwww.........Leila looks so sweet with her Easter eggs! I love the sweet little stickers she added. She "bedazzled" her eggs! That is so HER! LOL! I've never seen Easter eggs dyed this way but think it's a great alternative. I'm sure that's how it was done in the olden days. It was also a neat way for Leila to learn about natural dyes from foods too.

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  5. Recently read about dying eggs with Kool-Aid. I need to try that sometime. I'm sure you can Google it or find the directions on Pinterest. Beautiful colors.

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  6. She's adorable!!!!!!!! Stole the whole post!

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  7. They are so pretty, I love the soft colors you achieved! I dyed eggs with my grandma every Easter and made chocolate chip cookies every Christmas. Leila is a little cutie!
    xo Sally

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  8. Such a precious memory! I've always wanted to dye eggs with natural elements, but haven't ever done it. Sigh . . . next year!

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  9. I enjoy seeing Leila. She's got big. This worked great. Love the sparkle she added. Happy Easter to you and your family

    Cindy

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  10. Looks like this was a fun day for both of you! I can't wait to do this with Colleen! Love the natural way to dye these. Yvonne, uses onion skins and I haven't tried that yet either. Hopefully next year I will have a reason to dye eggs!!! Have a very Happy Easter!!!!

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  11. What a cutie pie!! I've also used boiled onion skins....all the papery ones....... very pretty beige/taupe with a touch of yellow. Happy Easter!!!

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  12. That's a great alternative! I've heard of that before, but I've never seen it. Thanks for sharing your little experiment! Happy EASTER to you and your family Kim:)

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  13. Great pictures of your adorable granddaughter! the eggs turned out beautiful!

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  14. She is adorable!!!! Pretty Easter eggs also!

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  15. Too cute...my Victoria would love Leila's bedazzled eggs...she loves her bling lol! Happy Easter Kim!

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  16. Thanks Kim.. What a great and safe way for kids!! Thanks for sharing!

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  17. Beautiful Kim! Love those those sweet hands and nails too. ♥

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  18. I've always wanted to try, but never found the time. I love the colour the blueberries gave to the eggs. Enjoy your egg salads ;)

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  19. Beautiful eggs Kim! Much prettier than store bought dye. Leila did a great job!

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