All Natural Easter Egg Dye- Using Fresh Flowers and Everyday Foods!

Natural Dye Eggs with Food and Flowers DIY

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

  • Eggs
  • Fresh Flowers
  • Purple Cabbage – Light blue
  • Carrots- Orange
  • Spinach – Green
  • Onions – Orange
  • Canned Beets- Dark Pink
  • Scissors
  • Pantyhose

Natural Egg Dye with Flowers
  • 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
Natural Food Dye For Eggs
  • 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.
Natural Dye Eggs with Pantyhose
  • 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
Natural Dye Eggs with Flowers and Food

Enjoy your beautiful chemical free Easter Eggs!!!

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