This year we dyed our Easter eggs the natural way using vegetables and things we found in the kitchen. It was my first time to make it so it was as like a fun science experiment which you can get your young kids involved in.
We used Omega-3 hard-boiled eggs and approximately 1 tablespoon of vinegar for every 2 cups of liquid.
- red cabbage – cut into pieces and boiled in two cups of water. Add vinegar
- 1 medium beets – cut into chunks and boiled in 2 cups of water. Add vinegar
- white vinegar
- rubber band
- glass jars
Here’s the result:
Yellow – used paprika and a pinch of turmeric. Add boiling water and approximately one teaspoon of vinegar. I used a small jam glass jar good to fit one egg.
Light blue – red cabbage after 4 hours
Deeper light blue – red cabbage after overnight
Light lavender – mixed equal parts red cabbage and beets dye bath after overnight soak
Molten blue – white egg rolled in the boiled red cabbage pieces from the dye bath
Molten blue with white streaks – We experimented with wrapping rubber band on white egg then soaking it in the red cabbage dye bath for 4 hours then rolled it in the boiled red cabbage pieces.
Dark Red Brown – I was expecting this to be deep red but instead we got a deep red-brown from using red beets. Next time, I will use glass jars for all the dye baths, since we used a clear plastic container for this one.