All Natural Easter Egg Dye- Using Fresh Flowers and Everyday Foods!
IT’S THAT TIME OF YEAR AGAIN!!! Dyeing eggs is an annual adventure in my household. This year we had a great time going all natural! We used fresh flowers to create the patterns and everyday foods to dye the eggs. This time you get to say “yes” to your kids when they ask to play with their food! Many foods carry natural pigments that can create some fantastic colors. I used cabbage, carrots, onion skins, spinach and beets. If you want to branch out and try others this website will give you some great ideas!
WHAT YOU WILL NEED
Purple Cabbage – Light blue
Spinach – Green
Onions – Orange
Canned Beets- Dark Pink
Start with raw eggs
Cut your favorite flower or leaf
Place the foliage on the surface of an egg
Cut 5″ of pantyhose
Tie a knot on one end of the pantyhose
Wrap your egg in the pantyhose to keep your flower in place
Tie another knot on the other end of the hose securing the knot close to the egg. Pull the hose very tightly so that it holds the flowers tightly to the egg
Place the wrapped eggs in a saucepan
Depending on the color you wish, cover your eggs with the food item of your choice
Fill the your pot with water
Boil for 15 min
Leave the eggs in the pots overnight in the refrigerator.
Drain water and food items out of each pot
Rinse the eggs with cold water
Cut the pantyhose off each egg and wash off the flower petals