Coloring Easter eggs with natural dyes made from plant parts is a fun and easy way to be green.
Here are some instructions, have fun!
Yellow onion skins = Yellow to dark orange
Turmeric or cumin = Bright yellow
Red beets = Pink to red
Red onion skins = Pale purple to red
Red cabbage = Blue
Spinach = Green
Purple grape juice (use as is) = Lavender
Coffee (use as is) = Tan to brown
Chili powder = Orange
Raspberries or blackberries = Pink to purple
Yellow or green apple peels = Yellow-green
- To make the dye, choose what colors you would like, then take 4 cups of chopped up plant parts or in the case of spices, 4 tablespoons. Juice and coffee can be used as is.
- Boil in 4 cups of water and 2 tablespoons white vinegar.
- Let dye simmer for 30 minutes.
- Strain plant particles out of the dye.
- Immerse eggs into dye, the longer the egg is in the dye the darker the color will be.
Naturally dyed eggs will have a matte finish. If you want them to shine, apply a few drops of olive oil and polish with a soft cloth.