Have you ever dyed eggs with natural ingredients? This is so fun and easy! The kids LOVE seeing what color their eggs will turn with everyday foods they love.
Grab what you have – pretty much any fruits or veggies with a strong color will make a beautiful egg.
Prep your eggs: Hard-boil your eggs – let cool to room temperature.
Here’s what we used and how we prepared our “egg bath” to make these beautiful colors:
1. Frozen Blackberries + Blueberries – Add 2 cups berries to 2 cups of water. Boil for 20 minutes (you want the water to be a rich dark color). STRAIN. Add 2 Tablespoons of White Vinegar. Drop in the egg and let soak. The longer the egg soaks the deeper the color will be.
We totally ate these cooked berries – I don’t like anything to go to waste! Sprinkle a little organic sugar on the top or use liquid stevia if you want the extra sweet – it’s JAM – perfect for toast =).
2. Spinach – Add 2 cups of raw spinach to 2 cups of water. Boil for 20 minutes. STRAIN. Add 2 Tablespoons of White Vinegar (this will actually cause a chemical reaction and the water will turn clear! Never fear – this water will still dye your eggs a beautiful butter yellow color – or leave in overnight for a light green.)
3. Raw Cocoa – Add 2 Tablespoons of cocoa to 2 cups of water – stir (do not heat). Add 2 Tablespoons of White Vinegar. Drop in your egg and soak.
4. Puratae – Add 2 scoops of pūratae to 2 cups of water in shaker cup – SHAKE. Add eggs and let soak. Leave eggs in their “egg bath” overnight in the fridge for a deeper Robin’s Egg blue color.
Other fun natural ingredients for egg dying:
Tumeric – Yellow Eggs
Beets – Pink Eggs
Chili Powder – Orange Eggs
Blueberries – Silver Eggs (don’t add the Vinegar to this mixture).
Once your egg has reached its desired color just lightly rinse off and pat dry. And there you go! Beautiful pastel eggs for your Easter table or egg hunt (and perfect for healthy deviled eggs in a few days =).
Happy Easter Friends!