All-Natural Easter Egg Dye Recipes
Dyeing eggs is a fun tradition to share with little ones around Easter. Try the recipe below to color your eggs the all-natural way this year!
- Select a dyeing food/spice (see list below for ideas) and place it in a pot. Add 1 quart water and 2 tablespoons white vinegar. If more water is necessary to cover the ingredients, be sure to also add a proportionate amount of vinegar.
- Bring the pot to a boil, then lower heat. Allow the ingredients to simmer for 30 minutes.
- Strain the dye into a bowl.
- Soak the eggs in the dye. The longer you soak them, the darker the color will be!
|Blue/Gray||1 cup frozen blueberries|
|Blue||1/4 head of red cabbage|
|Jade Green||Skin peeled from 6 red onions|
|Faint Green-Yellow||Skin from 6 yellow apples|
|Orange||Skin of 6 yellow onions|
|Faint Red-Orange||3 TBS paprika|
Rich yellow – 4oz. chopped carrot tops
|Brown-Gold||2 TBS dill seed|
|Brown||1 quart strong black coffee|
|Dark Pink||1 medium beet cut into chunks|
|Lavender||1 cup grape juice|
Provided by Mia Atella, Dietetic Intern for Margaret Moses, RD.