1 head of red cabbage, chopped
5 cups water
1 tablespoon vinegar
1 pinch baking soda
In a large stainless steel pot, bring all the ingredients to a boil, then reduce and simmer for 30 min. Strain out the cabbage, and separate from the liquid dye. You can pour the dye into glasses and soak your eggs overnight.
We chose to save the strained cabbage and use it to tie dye some of our eggs. We created a nest of sorts and buried our eggs in the left over leaves. Let them sit over night, and you’re left with white and blue tie eggs!
So, after the lack of fun for Sydney in naturally dying our Easter eggs, I made a last min store run for the traditional egg dye kit. But that wasn’t hands-on enough for a 2 1/2 yr old. Something like glitter would be way more exciting… but a big mess, especially when it comes time to de-shell and eat the eggs. I needed a safer and cleaner method. I remembered all the salt glitter recipes I’ve come across recently, and thought why not try it with sugar?! So that’s exactly what we did. Continue reading →