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DIY Natural Egg Dye Ideas

By Jennifer Halter March 29, 2021

Looking for a creative way to color your eggs this year besides those  store bought dye kits? You can make your own natural egg dye using  ingredients such as veggies, fruits and spices! Please note that using  these methods to color your eggs will take a bit more time and the  colors may not be as bold and uniform as traditional dye kits. For best  results, you may need to allow your eggs to soak in the dye for up to 24  hours.

Adult supervision is required since there is cooking/chopping involved.

To make purple dye:
Add 1 pint of smashed blueberries to 2 cups of water. Bring to a rolling boil in a saucepan. Reduce heat and
simmer for 10 minutes. Allow the mixture to cool to room temperature before adding your eggs.

To make pink dye:
Add 1 chopped beet to 2 cups of water. Bring to a rolling boil in a saucepan. Reduce heat and simmer
for 10 minutes. Allow the mixture to cool to room temperature. Remove any beet pieces that may not
have cooked down during boiling. Add the eggs.

To make blue dye:
Add half a head of a large red cabbage to 2 cups of water. Bring to a rolling boil in a saucepan. Reduce heat
and  simmer for 20 to 30 minutes. Allow the mixture to cool to room   temperature. Remove any cabbage pieces before adding the eggs.

To make gold dye:
Add  2 to 3 tablespoons of turmeric to 2 cups of water. Bring to a  rolling  boil in a saucepan. Reduce heat and simmer for 15 minutes. Allow  the  mixture to cool to room temperature and add the eggs. The turmeric  can  also create a speckled effect on the eggs and can be added to any of   the colors for a fun look!

To make yellow dye:
Add  2 to 3 tablespoons of turmeric and 2 large carrots that have been  grated to 2 cups of water. Bring to a rolling boil in a saucepan. Reduce  heat and simmer for 20 minutes. Allow the mixture to cool to room  temperature and add the eggs.

You can also blend two or more of these natural dyes to create different looks.