Homemade Easter Egg Dyes from your pantry
As a parent you can offer to do this craft with your childs class.
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FOODS AND DRINKS FROM YOUR PANTRY MAKE THESE NATURAL DYES.
1Some of these materials work best when they are boiled with the eggs (they will be noted below), and some work well made ahead and used by dipping or
soaking the eggs.
If you are using juice, just use it straight. Bulky
materials will be boiled with the eggs or boiled and allowed to cool for dipping. The longer you let the eggs soak, the more intense the color will
be (for the boiled versions, you can remove them from the heat and allow to cool in the dye bath).
You can use your favorite egg-dying tricks here as well: Like crayons for a batik effect or rubber bands for a tie-dye effect. If you like a glossy egg, you can rub the dyed eggs with vegetable oil when they are dry.
Red onion skins, use a lot (boil with eggs)
Yellow onion skins (boil with eggs)
Lemon or orange peel (boil with eggs)
Carrot tops (boil with eggs)
Celery seed (boil with eggs)
Ground cumin (boil with eggs)
Ground turmeric (boil with eggs)
Dill seeds (boil with eggs)
Black walnut shells (boil with eggs)
Bright green apple peels (boil with eggs)
Spinach leaves (boil with eggs)
Canned blueberries and their juice
Red cabbage leaves (boil with eggs)
Purple grape juice
Red onion skins, less amount than you need to make red (boil with eggs)
Diluted purple grape juice
Violet blossoms plus squeeze of lemon (boil with eggs)
Beets, fresh or canned
Cranberries or cranberry juice
Red grape juice