Homemade Easter Egg Dyes from your pantry

Stormy Stewart


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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How to Make Homemade Easter Egg Dyes from your pantry


  1. 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.
  2. Red
    Red onion skins, use a lot (boil with eggs)
    Pomegranate juice

    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)

    Yellow Brown
    Dill seeds (boil with eggs)

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

    Yellow Green
    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

    Violet Blue
    Violet blossoms
    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

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About Homemade Easter Egg Dyes from your pantry

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

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