Wednesday, April 01, 2015

DIY Easter Egg Dye

Avoid chemicals and additives in store bought dyes and make your own!  Or this could simply be a little lesson for the kids to how eggs were colored before all the artificial dyes were created.  The longer you let the egg sit the more vibrant it will be!

credit: http://www.flickr.com/x/t/0099009/photos/9174828@N04/7632723020/

The Basics:
(per color)
  • 1 cup water
  • 3 tsp vinegar
  • small sauce pans or bowls (if you are going to be microwaving)
Now for the color infusions you'll need:

Blue:  1/2 cup blueberries
Orange:  2 tbl turmeric
Purple: 1/8 cup grape juice
Purple: 1/2 cup raspberries
Red: 1/8 cup pomegranate juice
Yellow: 2 tbl cumin
Green: 1/2 cup spinach (chopped)

Add each of your color infusions to your bowl or sauce pan and cover with 1 cup water.  Bring to a boil on the stove or covered in the microwave.  Once boiling remove from heat and cover.  Allow to sit until cooled.  Once cooled, add 3 tsp of vinegar to each color.  Now, pace your eggs into the color.  The longer they sit in the color the more vibrant they will be (you could allow to sit for more than a day).  Enjoy!

Lucy~

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