We absolutely love Easter – there are so many fun activities you can do with your little ones! Everything from Easter egg hunts (we have a great idea coming next week for that), dyeing Easter eggs, having good family time, and more – we just can’t get enough! Speaking of dyeing Easter eggs, have you ever done it using all natural ingredients? If not, you’re in luck! We’re going to teach how to do that right now!
We also want to mention that we will be having a Kids Club Easter egg coloring contest through our Facebook page! Every child that submits a picture of them and their Easter eggs will receive a fun surprise in the mail! Be sure to message our Facebook page with your picture(s), child’s age and mailing address before the end of the day on Easter Sunday! We will also be picking our favorite eggs from the 0-5 age group category and 6-10 age group. These two winners will receive an extra treat! We can’t wait to see what you send 🙂
Now – on to the good stuff – dyeing Easter eggs naturally.
Step 1: Gather Your Ingredients
- Dozen hard-boiled eggs (we used both white and brown as each variety gives more hues to the colors when dyeing)
- White vinegar
- Red cabbage
Step 2: Create Your Colors
For this experiment, we’re going to be creating pink, blue, and yellow/green eggs. You’re going to want three separate pots for your three colors.
In one pot, add two cups of beets (this will give you a pink color). In another, add two cups of red cabbage (this will turn your eggs blue). And in your third pot, add two cups red cabbage and two tablespoons of turmeric (this will give you a yellow/green color).
You will want to add 4 cups of water to each pot. Bring these to a boil, and let simmer for 30 minutes. Then add 2 tablespoons of vinegar to each. This will help the color stick to the eggs.
After your colors have simmered for 30 minutes, strain them into individual Tupperware containers.
Step 3: Dye Your Eggs
Once you have your colors all made up, get to coloring! Drop your eggs into the different colors, and let them set for at least 30 minutes to make sure they really hold the color. If you want darker colors, let them soak longer.
Note that brown eggs will give you a little bit darker hues of these colors, while white eggs will give you lighter hues.
After you take them out of their colors, let them dry. Once dried, enjoy! We can’t wait to see what your eggs look like!