Our first attempt at naturally dyed eggs
Tatum and I tried dying our eggs with natural ingredients for the first time two years ago, and we loved it! This is now our preferred method to dye eggs. It was so much more interactive than putting chemical dyes in a bowl and putting the eggs in. It was exciting to see how each ingredient came out on the eggs AND it was nice to not have harsh colours dyed onto our hands or clothing. It got us talking about food, experimenting and we made some fun memories.
I searched through a few sites and found lots of good information on several pages. I took another look this year and found even more tutorials, so at the end of the post I’ll list the websites I found to be most helpful. The ingredients that turned out the best for us were:
Turmeric – made a gorgeous gold colour
Red cabbage – made a soft blue, almost like a robins egg.
Grape juice – very light purple
Spinach – light green
I loved how soft and, well, natural looking the colours came out. There were tons more ingredients that I read over that could be used to make different colours and shades of each colour, but these few came out the prettiest for us. Read below for a few great articles on dying eggs naturally and for the exact how-to’s:
Dye Easter Eggs Naturally – Care2
How to Dye Easter Eggs Naturally: A Tutorial – Crunchy Domestic Goddess (this is the one I originally used the first time around)
How to Dye Easter Eggs Naturally, Without A Store-bought Kit – Serious Eats
Naturally Dyed Easter Eggs – weelicious
Have you tried dying your Easter eggs naturally? Any unusual ingredients that worked well for you? Share with us below!