Homemade Easter Egg Dyes from your pantry

Stormy Stewart

By
@karlyn255

Make this year special and honor your ancesters. Easter eggs are used for both Easter and Ostara. It doesn't matter if you are a mother or a teacher, using natureal dyes to make your eggs is a lesson in history as well as a tradition we should not loose.

As a parent you can offer to do this craft with your childs class.


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Method:

Stove Top

Ingredients

FOODS AND DRINKS FROM YOUR PANTRY MAKE THESE NATURAL DYES.

Directions Step-By-Step

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Some 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.
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Red
Red onion skins, use a lot (boil with eggs)
Pomegranate juice


Orange
Yellow onion skins (boil with eggs)


Yellow
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)


Yellow Brown
Dill seeds (boil with eggs)


Brown
Strong coffee
Instant coffee
Black walnut shells (boil with eggs)


Yellow Green
Bright green apple peels (boil with eggs)


Green
Spinach leaves (boil with eggs)


Blue
Canned blueberries and their juice
Red cabbage leaves (boil with eggs)
Purple grape juice


Violet Blue
Violet blossoms
Red onion skins, less amount than you need to make red (boil with eggs)


Lavender
Diluted purple grape juice
Violet blossoms plus squeeze of lemon (boil with eggs)


Pink
Beets, fresh or canned
Cranberries or cranberry juice
Raspberries
Red grape juice

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Eggs, Other Sauces
Main Ingredient: Vegetable
Regional Style: American
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, For Kids
Hashtag: #ostara