Easter is such a colorful time of year. Usually it is spring and flowers are blooming everywhere. Outside seems to just come alive after the dead of winter. Easter Eggs always seems to resemble the beautiful colors of the flowers in bloom. We love to dye Easter Eggs. What kid doesn’t look forward to this once a year occasion? This year I wanted to try all natural dyed Easter eggs.
All Natural Dyed Easter Eggs
Ingredients for all natural dyed Easter eggs
Hard boiled eggs
(items used for dyes)
Spinach (one bunch)
Directions how to make natural dyed Easter eggs
1. Start with the beet and spinach to make a juice for each. Grate the beet to extract as much color as possible. I used one beet and four cups water put on a low simmer for one hour. For the spinach I purchased a small bunch and just chopped it up in two cups of water and let it cook for an hour too!
2. For the coffee, use leftover grounds and about 1/2 cup water. Turmeric use about 1/2 cup water and one teaspoon turmeric.
3. Place about 1/2 cup dyes in a small cup, I used some of my tea cups. Next add 2 tablespoons vinegar to each cup. The vinegar is an acid and starts to etch the eggs to allow the dyes to stain them.
4. Gently place the eggs in the dyes with a slotted spoon. Leave for a while. Since these are natural dyes it takes a little longer for the colors to set. I left mine for around 15 minutes to get the best colors.
I am so delighted at the beautiful colors of these Easter eggs. I think the turmeric is the best. It is so yellow and pretty. This is a great idea if you would not like to use artificial dyes on eggs and still have a spectacular array of colors.