Friday, April 2, 2010

Natural Easter Eggs

Even though we don't really celebrate Easter, my family likes to get together for a nice turkey dinner. So I decided to make some colored eggs using natural dye to decorate the table with.
We made the dyes with several things you might have in your kitchen. I made the yellow using onion skins, the blue with old blueberries, and the pink with beets. We tried making green using spinach but we didn't get much color out of it. To make the dyes, just add about a cup or two of water to a pot and boil with the food item for about 5-10 minutes.
Then we strained the dye into mugs and added a couple tablespoons of vinegar. Some of the dyes took longer to dye the eggs than others. But I was really happy with the results. The yellow is really quick and really bright! I'm looking forward to next year and hopefully making even more colors (it does take some experimenting). Try it! I promise the colors are just as good if not better than the store bought ones.

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