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homemade easter egg dyes from your pantry

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Recipe by
Stormy Stewart
Mio, MI

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.

(2 ratings)
method Stove Top

Ingredients For homemade easter egg dyes from your pantry


How To Make homemade easter egg dyes from your pantry

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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

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