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How to master Easter egg decorating using natural dyes

How to master Easter egg decorating using natural dyes

Take the guesswork out of Easter egg decorating using natural dyes with these simple step by step instructions. You’ll get beautifully dyed Easter eggs without all the hassle.Naturally dyed Easter eggs.  Easter egg decorating with natural dyes. Quick tips that make natural dyes for eggs as easy as the egg dye kits from the store! #twitchetts

Natural Dyes for Eggs

I did a quick Pinterest search for Easter egg decorating using natural dyes.  I got a bunch of fantastic looking tutorials that included about 50 different vegetable dyes.  

Some were baked.  Some boiled.  All would be amazing.  But, I’m working with young children here.  I want easy.  As easy as those cheap boxes you can get at every store on the planet.

I think the part that makes all the other posts about natural dyes for eggs so difficult is they try to make every color.  I’m good with 3.  You know, the main three.  Red, Blue, and Yellow.  I wanted something with simple ingredients and minimal prep time.

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Ingredients for Easter egg decorating with natural dyes:

  • 2 cups of water
  • 3/4 cups vinegar, divided
  • 1 teaspoon beet powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground turmeric
  • 1/4 cup frozen blueberries
  • 1/8 teaspoon baking soda
  • (hint, if you use organic ingredients you end up with organic Easter eggs! All the fun without all the chemicals!)


How to make your Natural Egg Dyes

Start by boiling your water.  
While that is going, pour 1/4 cup vinegar into 3 glasses.  In a liquid measuring cup, add the beet powder.  
Pour 1/2 cup of boiling water over the beat powder and mix until dissolved.  Next, pour the beat water into one of the glasses of vinegar.Naturally dyed Easter eggs. Beautiful spring colors created with natural ingredients. Quick and Easy instructions. Great for kiddos. Natural red dye.
 
Rinse out your measuring cup and repeat with the turmeric.  The turmeric doesn’t dissolve as well as the beet powder, but it still works really well.Naturally dyed Easter eggs. Beautiful spring colors created with natural ingredients. Quick and Easy instructions. Great for kiddos. Natural yellow dye
 
Next, add the quarter cup blueberries to the remaining boiling water and return it to the stove.  Cook until berries have burst.  Quickly stir in the baking soda and remove from heat.
Strain the blueberries into the measuring cup until you have a half-cup.  Add it to the last glass of vinegar.  You’ll get a fun little fizzle.Naturally dyed Easter eggs. Beautiful spring colors created with natural ingredients. Quick and Easy instructions. Great for kiddos. Natural blue dye
 
I know the blueberry looks red, but trust me, it makes blue.Naturally dyed Easter eggs. Beautiful spring colors created with natural ingredients. Quick and Easy instructions. Great for kiddos

Enjoy the Easter Egg Decorating!

Naturally dyed Easter eggs. Beautiful spring colors created with natural ingredients. Quick and Easy instructions. Great for kiddos Naturally dyed Easter eggs. Beautiful spring colors created with natural ingredients. Quick and Easy instructions. Great for kiddos
 
Side note…A 1-year-old is not completely ready for Easter egg decorating…A two-year-old is borderline…
Naturally dyed Easter eggs. Beautiful spring colors created with natural ingredients. Quick and Easy instructions. Great for kiddos
 
The natural blue dye is my favorite.Naturally dyed Easter eggs. Beautiful spring colors created with natural ingredients. Quick and Easy instructions. Great for kiddos
 
 When you first take it out of the dye, it still looks a little pink.  But as it drys it turns into a beautiful shade of blue.
Naturally dyed Easter eggs. Beautiful spring colors created with natural ingredients. Quick and Easy instructions. Great for kiddos
 

Why you should use natural egg dyes

If you’re not convinced on why you should use natural egg dyes, here’s some info for you.

The leading dye packs contain the following:

 
Sodium bicarbonate, maltodextrin, FD&C Yellow #5, cellulose gum, FD&C Blue #2, FD&C Blue #1, FD&C Red #40, FD&C Yellow #6, FD&C Red #3, magnesium stearate, zinc stearate, sodium lauryl sulfate, silicon dioxide.
 
And now you’re thinking that you’re just dying the outside…but you’re not.
Naturally dyed Easter eggs. Beautiful spring colors created with natural ingredients. Quick and Easy instructions. Great for kiddos 
Let them enjoy the pink without worry.Naturally dyed Easter eggs. Beautiful spring colors created with natural ingredients. Quick and Easy instructions. Great for kiddos
 
 Plus, it’s so much fun to watch the blue eggs change as they dry.  And I loved the look on Little Miss’s face when she learned that when you put a yellow egg in the blue dye it turns green.Naturally dyed Easter eggs. Beautiful spring colors created with natural ingredients. Quick and Easy instructions. Great for kiddos
 
I’m looking forward to next year when we can experiment with fun decorating ideas.

Easter egg decorating with natural dyes

Easter egg decorating with natural dyes

Easily make naturally dyed Easter eggs!

Materials

  • 2 cups water
  • 3/4 cups vinegar, divided
  • 1 teaspoon beet powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground turmeric
  • 1/4 cup frozen blueberries
  • 1/8 teaspoon baking soda
  • (hint, if you use organic ingredients you end up with organic Easter eggs! All the fun without all the chemicals!)

Tools

  • 3 glasses large enough to fit an egg into.
  • Liquid measuring cup

Instructions

  1. Begin boiling the water
  2. While that is going, pour 1/4 cup vinegar into 3 glasses.  
  3. In a liquid measuring cup, add the beet powder.  
  4. Pour 1/2 cup of boiling water over the beat powder and mix until dissolved.
  5. Next, pour the beat water into one of the glasses of vinegar.
  6. Rinse out your measuring cup and repeat with the turmeric.  
  7. Add the quarter cup blueberries to the remaining boiling water and return it to the stove. Cook until berries have burst.
  8. Quickly stir in the baking soda and remove from heat.
  9. Strain the blueberries into the measuring cup until you have a half cup.
  10. Add it to the last glass of vinegar. You'll get a fun little fizzle.

Notes

The blueberries looks red, but trust me, it makes blue dye.

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Sunday 22nd of March 2015

Every year I try to find a new way for the kids to dye their Easter eggs. I've never tried this method, and the eggs looks fantastic. Thanks for sharing this!