How Do You Color Eggs Naturally
Dyeing eggs is one of my favorite Easter projects! Seriously I love dyeing eggs! Last year around this time our little cousins from the farm down the street came over for an egg dyeing pizza party! We had a blast! But just how do you dye eggs naturally? There are a lot of ways to naturally dye eggs to create lots of beautiful colors.
Things You Can Use To Naturally Dye Eggs:
Here are some things you can use to naturally dye eggs for Easter:
Tips For Naturally Dye Eggs
- Working with natural dyes means you’ll need to expose the eggs to the dye for a longer period of time.
- For lighter dyes use white eggshells, for darker dyes experiment with darker shells.
- Cover your workspace when trying to naturally dye eggs.
- If you are using a solid vegetable instead of liquid like the juice of the beets or grape juice, chop the vegetables and boil until the water is colored.
Is It Better To Dye Eggs Hot Or Cold?
You can dye pre-hard-boiled eggs or boil your eggs in the dye, if you choose to go with the first method Refrigerate hard-cooked eggs before dyeing them and keep them refrigerated when you are not using them. Do not leave eggs out of the refrigerator for more than two hours.
How To Use Natural Egg Dye
What You Need To Naturally Dye Eggs
- Natural Dying Materials (choose some things from the list above)
- Large Pot
- White Vinegar
- Small Bowels
- Drying Rack
- Paper Towels
Color Guide For Natural Egg Dye
To use natural egg dye to color your Easter eggs:
- Deep Gold: Boil eggs in turmeric solution, 30 minutes.
- Sienna: Boil eggs in onion-skin solution, 30 minutes.
- Pale Yellow: Soak eggs in room-temperature turmeric solution, 30 minutes.
- Orange: Soak eggs in room-temperature onion-skin solution, 30 minutes.
- Dark Rich Brown: Boil eggs in black coffee, 30 minutes.
- Light Brown: Soak eggs in room-temperature black coffee, 30 minutes.
- Chartreuse: Soak eggs in room-temperature turmeric solution, 30 minutes. Follow with room-temperature cabbage solution, 5 seconds.
- Salmon: Soak eggs in room-temperature turmeric solution, 30 minutes. Follow with room-temperature onion-skin solution, 30 minutes.
- Light Pink: Soak eggs in room-temperature beet solution, 30 minutes.
- Royal Blue: Soak eggs in room-temperature cabbage solution overnight.
Lavender: Soak eggs in room-temperature beet solution, 30 minutes. Follow with room-temperature cabbage solution, 30 seconds.
- Light Blue: Soak eggs in room-temperature cabbage solution, 30 minutes.
Directions For Using Natural Egg Dye
What Kind Of Vinegar Do You Use To Naturally Dye Eggs
White vinegar is typically the kind of vinegar you use when naturally dying eggs.
Can I Color Eggs Without Vinegar?
Yes, you can naturally dye eggs for easter without Vinegar, the eggs will tend to come out in pastel colors. You can also opt for lemon juice if you don’t have vinegar on hand.
Can I Use Apple Cider Vinegar To Naturally Dye Eggs
Yep! Apple Cider Vinegar contains the same acidity as white vinegar that is necessary for naturally dying eggs! Because of the color of the Apple Cider Vinegar, it might cause the color of the dye to change- but who knows it may make it even better.
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