All Natural Dye Job

For Easter eggs of course.

Some of the coolest pigments come from the produce section or your local farmer’s market and grocery.

This fun project calls for mixing 1 quart water with 2 tablespoons white vinegar, bring to a boil, then follow the steps below for different color choices.

Beets:

Soak 4 cups chopped beets in mixture 30 minutes. Strain, then let eggs sit in liquid for 30 mins, more for deeper tones.

Onions:

Add 4 cups of yellow onion skins to mixture. Simmer 30 minutes, strain. Allo eggs to sit in liquid 30 minutes or longer to achieve the the color you desire.

Turmeric:

Add 3 tablespoons turmeric to mixture. Simmer 30 minutes, let cool and soak eggs in mixture until they reach the desired shade.

Cabbage:

Add 3 cups red or purple cabbage to mixture. Simmer 30 minutes, then strain. Allow eggs to soak overnight for the brightest shade.

Blueberries:

Combine 4 cups blueberries with mixture. Simmer 30 minutes, strain, then allow eggs to sit in liquid 30 minutes or more for deeper tones.