By: Natalie Jean
With Easter right around the corner, you may want try a fun new craft! We love trying out new ways to celebrate holidays with friends and family and today we have a fun tutorial that you'll definitely want to try when it comes to dyeing Easter eggs!
What you'll need:
- Purple Cabbage
- Brewed Coffee
- White eggs
- red beets
- Matcha powder
You'l need to start with hard boiled eggs. Place your eggs in a pot and cover with cold water by 1 inch. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat, then cover, remove from the heat and set aside 8 to 10 minutes. Drain, cool in ice water.
For each dye, add 1 tsp of salt to each dye for better lasting color.
Mix your powders with water (turmeric and matcha, about 1 Tbs each) until combined and then add an egg. The longer you leave it in the dye, the better your color will be. In order to make the the dye with the beets and red cabbage, boil some water and add a few slices of purple cabbage to a bowl with the hot water and a chopped beet with hot water in another bowl. After a few minutes your dye will be bright and ready for eggs!
After your beet and cabbage dyes are ready, add the eggs. You can also use old coffee to dye eggs a tan color.
For the deeper blue color, add hot water to mashed blueberries. The color is best when the berries are mashed well. When you remove it from the dye, leave some skins on until the egg is dry and then peel off for a cool speckled effect!
After each egg has sat in the dye for 5-10 minutes, check to make sure you have the color you like and if not, leave in the dye for another 10 minutes or so. Remove and lay on a paper towel to dry.
These colors are beautiful and safe and a perfect alternative to harmful dyes or chemicals. What other colors and natural ingredients do you think would work to dye eggs?