Natural Egg Coloring Dyes Straight From the Kitchen

Dying eggs is one of our family's spring traditions. If your family also enjoys mixing colors and designing works of art together, try our favorite natural dye recipes that come straight from your kitchen.

Beets

From a chopped medium beet, four cups of boiling water and two tablespoons of vinegar flow a beautiful dark pink shade. 

Blueberries
If you can resist eating them all first, combine one cup of frozen blueberries and one cup of water to create a bluish-gray dye.

Cabbage
Our kids watch in wonder as a quarter-head of chopped red cabbage turns into blue dye when we add it to four cups of boiling water and two tablespoons of white vinegar.

Carrots
Four carrot tops boiled in one-and-a-half cups of water for 15 minutes also causes your kids to wonder as it turns into an amazing yellow color when combined with two teaspoons of white vinegar.

Coffee
Instead of drinking the whole pot, reserve one cup of strong coffee. Add one tablespoon of vinegar and use the mixture to dye eggs a rich brown color.

Grape Juice
Have your kids pour one cup of grape juice into one tablespoon of white vinegar to create lavender egg coloring.

Onions
Put the skins of six onions to good use when you boil them and two cups of water for 15 minutes. Remove the skins, add three teaspoons of white vinegar and cool. You'll get a vibrant jade green dye from red onion skins and an orange dye from yellow onion skins.

As you celebrate spring and dye eggs, choose natural egg dyes made from common foods. Which color will you make first?

 


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