Natural Egg Dyes from Organic Valley
Yes, you can dye brown eggs! Natural dyes work beautifully with organic brown eggs, creating rich, muted colors. Try natural dyes from beets (pink), turmeric or boiled onion skins (yellow), and boiled red cabbage leaves (blue).
- 2-3 small
- beets, peeled and cut
- a few red cabbage leaves
- heaping tablespoon ground turmeric
- colorful herbal teas, black tea, coffee, grape juice, spinach, paprika, and even onion skins.
OPTIONAL - EXPERIMENT WITH:
Rub shells with white vinegar to help the shell take up the dye.
Place eggs in bowls with dye; let sit for several minutes – longer for deeper color penetration. Blot eggs dry with a paper towel and arrange on a festive plate.
Be sure to wash your hands (and any small hands involved) before handling eggs.
Refrigerate hard-cooked eggs after coloring them. The USDA advises discarding any cooked eggs that have been held at room temperature for more than two hours.
Calling All Easter Bunnies
Try using bright, reusable plastic eggs filled with eco-friendly treats for children's hunts. Hard-cooked eggs may crack, allowing bacteria to enter and grow inside the protein-rich egg, so the real ones are at their best in the kitchen.