Trying Our Hand at Naturally Dyed Easter Eggs

 

We finally colored our eggs! There were some ups and downs in this process. I had my heart set on doing naturally dyed eggs this year. They did work, but we didn’t have the patience to get the fun bright colors we set out for. Not the right egg coloring method for the little ones, I think we’ll try it again when Syd is older and can appreciate the process.

I quickly studied some recipes and tips online, and decided to use red onion, red cabbage, carrot tops, spinach, ground cumin, and some left over water from last nights boiled beets. I took a good amount of each veggie and added it to about two cups water and a couple tablespoons of vinegar. Brought each to a boil and let simmer for 30 min. On top of that, I poured the liquid and egg from each mixture into a jar and let sit for a couple hours. Oh, and we played around with some crayons before dying, to add a little pattern and excitement to the eggs (and to give Syd a hand in the process, since that’s about all she could do.)┬áThe eggs are pretty pastel colors, but I ended up running to the store about an hour later to buy a traditional dye kit. Syd was happy about that!

Has anyone else given this a shot? And did you have any success?

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