Easter always brings in fun activities to do with friends and family. Whether you’re hiding eggs around the backyard or racing around the house with an egg on a spoon, Easter is a time for fun with your loved ones. One of our personal favorite Easter activities is getting to dye your eggs in different colors! Coloring eggs is an easy way to bring everyone together and kids always love simple arts and crafts. Not only does this create a fun memory for the kids, but it also gives them bright-colored fingers to show off later.
Another fun activity during Easter is cooking and eating! When we think of Easter, we think of Spring and all the fruits and vegetables that come into fruition. With all this cooking, there is bound to be leftover scraps or the typical onion peels to be tossed. BUT WAIT, don’t throw it all away. There are so many ways to use different produce waste, for example dying Easter eggs.
Naturally dying Easter eggs is a fun way to incorporate sustainable practices within your household while also making it a fun activity to do with the family. Follow these steps to get your Easter eggs looking vibrant and exciting, while also keeping your kitchen waste-free!
Naturally Dyed Easter Eggs
What you will need (1 cup of water per cup of each ingredient):
- Red onion skin – brown eggs
- Red beets – red eggs
- Pink beets – light pink eggs
- Tumeric – yellow eggs
- Purple cabbage – blue eggs
Add 1 tablespoon of vinegar to each cup of strained dye.
- Red onion
- Red beets
- Pink beets
- Purple Cabbage
- White Vinegar (we used apple cider vinegar)
Measurements depend on how many eggs you desire to dye.
- Chop all ingredients up into desired amount.
- Add 1 cup of water (per cup of ingredient) into sauce pan.
- Add the ingredient into sauce pan and bring liquid to a boil.
- Turn heat to a simmer for about 15-20 mins.
- Check liquid and continue to simmer until desired amount of color is created.
- Strain the dye into jar and make sure to take out any particles.
- Add 1 tablespoon of vinegar (per cup of dye) into each jar of dye liquid.
- Place eggs into dye!
- Let eggs dry and continue dipping into dye until your egg reaches your desired color pigment.
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