Dyeing Easter eggs has been a family tradition for years! We all look forward to that one Saturday before Easter when we all gather around the dinner table. Often times family members will see who can come up with the prettiest (sometimes even ugliest) Easter eggs. Like many a Mama out there, I have to wonder: is egg dye really safe for my kiddos? And in theory, it should be safe! But if you’d rather work with something more natural, try my all natural Easter egg dye! Stick around and I’ll show you how to make mine!
Pssst….naturally dyed eggs aren’t as vivid as ones dyed with a store bought kit. But the pastels makes a pretty beautiful statement if you ask me!
Here’s what you’ll need:
-Depending on the colors you want you’ll need red beets (for pink), ground tumeric (for yellow), cabbage (for blue)
-2 tablespoons vinegar
-1 teaspoon salt
-1 quart water
Mix 4 tablespoons of tumeric with your vinegar, salt and water. Bring the solution to a boil on the stove and simmer for 30 minutes. Once cooled, soak your eggs in it!
Combine 4 tablespoons of chopped beets with vinegar, salt and water. Bring solution to a boil and then simmer for 30 minutes. After the 30 minutes have passed, remove the beets. Add your RAW eggs to the liquid mixtures and bring it back to a boil. Let cook for 12 minutes.
Mix 4 cups of chopped cabbage, vinegar, salt and water together and bring to a boil. Simmer for 30 minutes. Strain the cabbage leaves and allow the mixture to cool. Dip your eggs in once it’s cooled!
Brew up a batch of your strongest coffee (seriously!) and mix it with salt and vinegar. Once your brew has cooled, dip your eggs into the mixture!