Using vegetables and spices you can create beautiful natural dye eggs.
This method requires an adult boiling the vegetables and spices in water to create the dye. The kids can help once the natural dye is made. The hard-boiled egg will sit in a cup for at least 2 hours to get a bright and vibrant color. The Turmeric yellow/ gold color happens quickly, just 10 minutes for that color. Read more details below!
This process takes some time but, I loved how it turned out. It is so much fun watching the eggs turn natural colors over time. This process turns out different each time and that what makes the eggs so beautiful!
Let’s make the natural dye!
Cut your vegetables and put them in their own bag. I used purple cabbage, yellow onion skins, red onion skins, spinach, and turmeric. Here is a fun tip : You can find extra yellow onion and red onion skins in the bottom of the onion box at the grocery store instead of buying extra onions!
Each bag will also get water and salt in their bags! See each color and it is instructions below:
See how I did each Ziploc bag:
How fun, right? The Purple Cabbage will create a blue color on your hard-boiled egg.
You will need 2 cups of purple cabbage, 1 Tablespoon of Salt and 1 1/2 cups of water inside your Ziploc bag.
This will create a beautiful reddish brown color on your hard-boiled egg.
You will need 1 cup of red onion skins, 1 Tablespoon of Salt and 1 cup of water inside your Ziploc bag.
This will create a beautiful orange color on your hard-boiled egg.
You will need 1 cup of yellow onion skins, 1 Tablespoon of Salt and 1 cup of water inside your Ziploc bag.
The color did not turn out too exciting for me but, I enjoyed the process. I would definitely add it to your egg coloring process. I wonder if you used frozen spinach if it would create a more greenish color. If you do it, let me know ; )
You will need 2 cups of fresh spinach, 1 Tablespoon of Salt and 2 cups of water inside your Ziploc bag.
Creates a golden yellow color on your hard-boiled egg. This color was vibrant and turned the color within 10 minutes. LOVED THIS ONE !
You will need 2 Tablespoons of Turmeric, 1 Tablespoon of Salt and 2 cups of water inside your Ziploc bag.
You must boil your vegetables in a pot of water in individual ziploc bags. I filled my large stock pots halfway with water and put it on the stove top to boil with my individual natural dye bags inside, as well!
I put 2 to 3 bags together and let them boil in the water. See my pictures below how I tied the bags together on top and let them sit in the pot without the bag touching the sides of the pot and prevented the bags from melting.
Pour the vinegar into individual cups. (see below)
Let the natural dye in the bags cool down! Pour the dye into each individual cup with the vinegar in it.
Once the natural dye liquid is cool then place your egg in the cup and let the natural dye process begin.
Experiment and have fun with it.
I suggest letting the eggs sit in the natural egg dye for at least 2 hours for a vibrant color! I truly love how these came out. Use tongs to take the eggs out of the cups and let them dry on wire racks with paper towels and newspapers underneath.
Once they eggs are dry put them in an egg carton and store them in a fridge till you are ready to display them!
Hope you have as much fun as we did!
We were inspired to do this post by:
You can see this craft along with other adorable ideas featured on News 12 Long Island on March 23rd, 2018 when it airs on the morning show with fellow Momee Friend, Elizabeth Hashagen!
News 12 Link —-> HERE