5 Great Reasons to Dye your own Easter Eggs - Sans Boxed Kits

Until I get a mini-farm and raise Araucana Chickens (Easter Egg Chickens)I am dependant on dying my own Easter Eggs.  This year I wanted to dye them with found things from my kitchen.  I refused to be dependant on what was offered me from the mega-chains.

Easter Eggs

Here are my top five reasons to dye them yourself - sans boxed kits

1. INCREDIBLY EASY - You might be surprised just how easy it is.  You simply boil your desired food stuffs in water; in my case I created three color sensations.  Here is how I achieved my colors:

  • Brown - Coffee, very strong coffee
  • Yellow - 3 tablespoons curry powder, carrot peels
  • Blue - red cabbage

2. REPURPOSING SCRAPS - The carrot peels, and cabbage were first used for dye before heading to a worm feast.  Cutting down on waste.

3. EXPERIMENTATION - Your kids are sure to have a blast thinking of combos to dye their eggs with.

4. APPEARANCE - The eggs turned out great!  They were not psychedelic, tie dyed, or glittery, but were practically perfect in every way. 

5. CONVENIENCE - You know you are bound to forget the egg dye kit at the store, and instead of making another trip, you should just give in and make them at home. 

The instructions and pointers I used were from What's Cooking America.  I did not try the rubber band trick, but I'm sure they would have been adorable too.

Please note that the 'grass' the eggs are resting on is colorful magazine adds, shredded.  The 'grass' doesn't cost a thing and after use can be recycled.  

Happy Easter!

  • Posted on   04/08/09 at 06:36:51 PM   by Emily  | 
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Tagged with Natual Egg Dyeing, Easter Eggs

Reader Comments (3)

Laurie 04/10/09 01:01:50 AM

Hey Em!! Great idea. I love it...I'm gonna pass it on to my niece. You know, the one with all the kids!! From the wedding! I'll let you know how it works out.

Mom L

Laurie 04/10/09 01:03:01 AM

P.S. Happy Easter to you and the "Mister"!! and Trevor, too!

Emily 04/10/09 02:19:24 AM

Thanks so much Laurie!! Happy Easter to you and Bob as well.

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