• Becca

How To Naturaly Dye Easter Eggs

Updated: Jun 6, 2018

Looking for a fun easter activity, especially for the kids? Want to paint easter eggs but you, like most parents these days, are concerned with all the nasty ingredients in current egg dyes?! Well lucky for you I have got the perfect solution to your problem! It's easy to learn these super healthy recipes! This was our first year dyeing our easter eggs with natural colors! We used beets, spinach, and turmeric!


Easter Egg Fun With The Kids




This was so fun for Reign! I boiled all of the eggs last night then made the dye this morning!




We went around the circle and put one egg in each color -- as per requested by Reign.






The turmeric dye was my favorite color, because it was a spice it left a spotty residue on the egg which was really pretty!



After we put all the eggs in the dye, we stirred them with our nifty carrot!



Then we waited....



And waited some more...



And stirred some more...



Then when we couldn't wait anymore we took them out!



This was Reign's favorite part... she loved the different colors.



Then Arlo woke up from his nap and it turned into finger painting...





And here is the recipe for each color:


Beets -- the perfect pink

Ingredients:

- 4 cups of red beets, roughly chopped

- 2 tablespoons of vinegar

- 1 teaspoon of salt

- 1 quart of water

Directions:

1. Combine beets, vinegar, salt and water, then bring to a boil.

2. Simmer uncovered for 30 minutes. Strain the beets and set liquid aside.

3.Add desired number of eggs and let soak for 20 minutes.


Turmeric -- a bright and spotty yellow

Ingredients:

- 4 tablespoons of ground turmeric

- 2 tablespoons of vinegar

- 1 teaspoon vinegar

- 1 quart of water

Directions:

1. Combine turmeric, vinegar, salt and water, bring to a boil.

2. Simmer uncovered for 30 minutes.

3. Add desired number of eggs and let soak for desired time (eggs turn yellow quickly in this solution).


Spinach -- a light green

Ingredients:

- 6 cups of spinach

- 1 tablespoon of turmeric

- 2 tablespoons of vinegar

- 1 teaspoon of salt

- 1 quart of water

Directions:

1. Combine spinach, turmeric, vinegar, salt and water, bring to a boil.

2. Simmer uncovered for 30 minutes. Strain the spinach and set liquid aside.

3. Add desired number of eggs and let soak (eggs will turn a yellowish-green after 30 minutes).


Hope you have fun trying these recipes out! If you have any questions feel free to leave a comment below!

©2018 by Becca Walker Thorderson.