Are you looking for a natural dye closer to nature’s own? Natural dyes do take longer than traditional dyes but the colors that end up on your eggs are worth it. If you want to have a display of a sophisticated natural colored egg this Easter give this recipe to create your own Natural Easter egg dyes.
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Hands-On Time: 15 Min. • Total Time: 24 Hrs. (includes dyeing)
Here are the ingredients:
Natural ingredients for each color (see below)
Bottled or filtered water
Glass bowls or 1-pint Mason jars
Wellsley Farms Extra-Large White Eggs, hard-boiled
Blue: 2 cups frozen Blueberries
Red: 2 cups Wellsley Farms Red Onion skin
Orange: 2 cups Wellsley Farms Yellow Onion skin
Ochre: 2 cups chopped Precooked Beets (sub. shredded raw beets for pink)
Dark Yellow: 2 Tbsp. ground Turmeric
Pale Yellow: 8 Chamomile Tea bags
- For each color, combine the natural material with 2 cups of bottled water in a saucepan. Bring to a boil and then reduce heat to strong simmer. Cook until liquid is deeply colored, 15 min. to 1 hour. (NOTE: Colored eggs will be several shades lighter.)
- Remove from heat and strain into glass bowls or Mason jars. Add 1 Tbsp. of white vinegar per cup of strained dye.
- If you want, use a candle or white crayon to draw designs on the hard-boiled eggs. Areas covered in wax will stay white.
- Divide eggs between dyes. Cover and refrigerate 12 to 24 hours. (The longer they sit, the deeper the egg colors will be.)
- Use a large slotted spoon to remove the eggs from the dyes. Dry on cooling rack over layers of paper towels.
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