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Easter Eggs with Natural Coloring

Posted 4/15/2011 10:22pm by Renee Savary.

Easter Eggs with Natural Coloring

Easter is just around the corner and it is time to think "coloring" ..
With just a few simple ingredients you will have a rainbow of eggs, I am not going to comment on the coloring process out there nor on all the pastel junk ...
so here is what you need to create your rainbow:

2 cups of beets, grated - 3tbsp white vinegar - 2 cups water
3 large handfulls of yellow/brown onion skins - 3tbsp white vinegar - 3 cups water
1lb frozen blueberries, crushed - 3 tbsp white vinegar - 2 cups water
Boiled spinach leaves - 3tbsp of white vinegar - 2 cups of water
Make a strong hibiscus tea with 2 cups of water then add 3 tbsp of white vinegar

Mix combinations of the primary dyes (in separate cups) to make secondary colors : red and yellow for orange, yellow and blue for green, blue and red for violet.

The vinegar acts as a fixative, without it the dyes won't stick to the eggs.
For uniform color, strain each dye mixture through a cheesecloth or a fine strainer.
For a mottled, tie-dyed or spotty effect, leave all the ingredients in the pans.
Use crayons to make designs on the eggs.
The longer the eggs remain in the dye, the deeper the color.
For special effects, dip half the egg in one color, the other half in another.

Happy coloring ...


Eggs Eggs with Natural Coloring