Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Dyeing Eggs Naturally

We are enjoy spring with a few cold days, but today was beautiful. I'm keeping my kids from boredom, by experimenting and dyeing with natural homemade dyes.


I gathered some ingredients we had laying around, boiled some water, and prepared the eggs.

For purple pinkish color:
~ 1 Tbsp. of red cabbage powder, I found in my son's chemistry kit
~ 1 cup of boiling water
~ 2 Tbsp. of citric acid granules, but white vinegar would do

For mustard yellow color:
~ 1.5 Tbsp. of turmeric powder
~ 1 cup of boiling water
~ 2 Tbsp. of citric acid granules

For rust orange color:
~ 2 Tbsp. of paprika powder 
~ 1 cup of boiling water
~ 2 Tbsp. of citric acid granules


Enjoy and remember, the colors are earthy and lighter than conventional egg dyes.