How To Dye Easter Eggs Naturally

Written by: Kat Gal

Easter is here and it’s time to dye your Easter eggs. But you don’t want to use chemical-filled artificial dyes – use natural alternatives instead!

Vegans, keep reading, you can buy ceramic eggs as a vegan alternative and dye them the same way.

Even if you don’t celebrate Easter, keep reading for a fun crafty activity.

How To Dye Easter Eggs Naturally

Ingredients:

  • Hard-boiled eggs or ceramic eggs as a vegan-alternative
  • Yellow/gold: 1 tsp of ground turmeric
  • Blue: 2 cups of blueberries crushed
  • Pink/Red (pick one):
    • 2 cups of chopped raw beets
    • 2 cups of raspberries
    • 2 cups of cranberries
  • Orange (pick one):
  • Yellow (pick one):
    • 2 cups of shredded carrots
    • 1 cup of orange or lemon peels
  • Purple: Hibiscus tea
  • Green: 3 cups of spinach
  • Blue/Lavender: 2 cups of blackberries
  • Orange/Red: 1 tsp paprika
  • Brown: 2 tbsp of ground coffee
  • Distilled white vinegar (1 tsp for each color)
  • Water (2 cups for each color)

 

Directions:

  • Add your choice of coloring ingredients (eg. blueberries for blue or beets for red) into a pot filled with 2 cups of water.
  • Boil your water.
  • Reduce it to medium-heat to simmer for 10 minutes.
  • Using a mesh sieve, strain it. Discard and compost all solids.
  • Stir in the vinegar and cool it until room temperature.
  • Submerge each egg until the desired color is reached.
  • For fun patterns, you can put rubber bands around your eggs or draw on them with wax before coloring.

 

Have fun!

If you have other natural egg dying techniques, share them in the comments below.

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Kat Gal

Kat Gal

Kat Gál is a multi-passionate writer, world traveler, nomad, runner, and cat-person. She is a lifelong learner who lives outside of her comfort zones stretching her boundaries and discovering beauty around the world. She is a Certified Holistic Health and Life Coach who encourages others to embrace their unique authentic selves, follow their heart and find their own version of freedom in life.
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