Let me start by saying I did not have high hopes for this one. I’ve had friends that have tried to dye eggs naturally using foods over the years with little luck, but I’ve got to say WOW! I love these! I love the colors and the textures. The mottled surface make the blueberry dyed eggs look like greyish stone and the beet dyed eggs look like dark blue galaxies. I’ve never seen this type of effect from store bought egg dyes, even the natural ones. It’s a bit of work but, after seeing these beauties, I may just have to do them every year!
Dark Blue – Purple Cabbage ( 1 head chopped)
Pink – Red Beets (3-4 beets chopped)
Grey /Stone – Blueberries (1 cup frozen)
Bright Yellow – Turmeric (2 Tablespoons)
Pale Greenish Yellow – Baby Spinach ( 1 fresh bag or 1/2 frozen bag)
- Natural dye foods
- Hard Boiled Eggs
- 1 quart water per color
- 2 Tablespoon white vinegar per color
- mason jars to use while dying
- coconut oil, to rub eggs
- Bring each dye food to a boil in a quart of water. Reduce and simmer 30 minutes.
- Let cool a bit and strain into a jar. Stir in 2 Tablespoons white vinegar.
- Gently submerge boiled eggs into jar of dye. Refrigerate in dye overnight.
- The next day, gently pull eggs out of dye and let dry. Rub with coconut oil and polish with a paper towel for a beautiful sheen.
- Refrigerate until sharing with happy little hands.