How to Make Natural Easter Egg Dye from Ingredients in Your Kitchen

Sometimes making things the old-fashioned way is best—and that's especially true when it comes to Easter egg dyes.
Your kids might beg for the egg dying kits filled with glitter and stickers, but if you're ready to ditch the chemicals and go au naturel this Easter, you can easily make the switch thanks to a few ingredients that you probably already have in your pantry.
The perfect complement to your home's farmhouse style, these naturally dyed eggs will look great gathered in a basket as a rustic Easter brunch centerpiece—and your kids will love helping along the way.
Not only will you save some money by making your own dye, it's also easy to store in your fridge to save for periodic egg decorating sessions throughout the Easter season.
how to naturally dye easter eggs

What you'll need:

  • 3-quart pot 
  • Strainer 
  • White vinegar 
  • Salt 
  • Disposable plastic gloves
  • Dye color cups


    Each dye color requires the same process—you just need to substitute the final ingredient to change the color.
    Bring 1 quart of water, 1 tablespoon of salt, 2 tablespoons of vinegar, and 2 tablespoons of the respective fruit, vegetable, or spice (to create the color) to a boil.
    Let simmer for 30 minutes, and then remove pot from burner. Be sure to strain the dye, and let sit until it's room temperature before dipping your eggs. 
    • For dark blue: Use blueberries.
    • For light blue: Use red cabbage.
    • For beige: Use coffee.
    • For orange: Use onions.
    • For yellow: Use saffron or carrot turmeric.
    • For green: Use parsley or spinach.
    • For purple: Use red wine.
    • For pink: Use beets.
      Save the chart below as a handy egg color guide.
      natural easter egg dye ingredients



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