Naturally Dyed Easter Eggs
Naturally Dyed Easter Egg Tutorial
If our kids are going to play with their food, we want them to play with real food! Colorful plants are nutrient dense and full of antioxidants. Their vibrant pigments are perfect for dying eggs! Instead of going to the store to pick up a package of artificial colors and chemicals, get your kids in the kitchen and open up your fridge! This Easter activity will be sure to please "anybunny"!
head of purple cabbage
bottle of Concord grape juice
Blue Eggs: Chop cabbage into strips and add to a pot of water. Add 2 tablespoons white vinegar and desired amount of eggs.
Black Eggs: Add bottle of juice and eggs to a pot. (The white specks are crystallized sugar!)
Yellow Eggs: Add ground turmeric, eggs, and 2 tablespoons white vinegar to a pot of water. Stir.
Boil the eggs in the dye solution. Start with a cold egg and cold ingredients. Turn stove to medium high heat and set a timer for 12 minutes. Once you're finished cooking, transfer eggs and solution to a clean bowl and put into the fridge overnight. This way they are perfectly hard boiled and you're not afraid to eat them! Keep refrigerated if planning to consume.
Play around with other ingredients! Use red onion skins for pink, beets for pink or red, blueberries for blue, tea or coffee for various colors of brown. The possibilities are endless!