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Natural Egg Dyes

Posted by on Apr. 23, 2011 at 1:36 PM
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Natural Egg Dyes

 

Total Time Needed:
1 Hour

First, hard-boil your white eggs. Second, allow them to cool. Third, follow the simple formulas below. Tip: If you're going to make the basket too, save the egg dyes - - they may be used over and over.

Materials
  • Hard-boiled white eggs
  • Large boiling pan
  • Strainer
  • White vinegar
  • Bowls for dyes
  • Canned beets
  • Grape juice (purple)
  • Yellow onion skins (the papery part)
  • Red cabbage
  • Turmeric
  • Cellulose egg cartons to hold drying eggs (Styrofoam makes the dyes puddle too much)
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Instructions
  1. Natural Egg Dyes - Step 1 Cold Dyes - Pink:

    Mix 1 cup strained juice from canned beets,
    ½ teaspoon vinegar, and 3 cups water.
    Soak cooled eggs in the dye for ½ hour.

  2. Natural Egg Dyes - Step 2 Purple:

    Mix 1 cup purple grape juice, ½ teaspoon
    vinegar, and 3 cups water. Soak
    cooled eggs in the dye for ½ hour.

  3. Natural Egg Dyes - Step 3 Boiled Dyes - Orange:

    In a pot, mix 1 cup yellow onion skin (about 2 onions' worth), packed loosely, 1 teaspoon vinegar, and 3 cups water.

    Boil mixture for ½ hour, cool to room temperature, strain out the onion skins, then add cooled eggs and soak them in the dye for ½ hour.

  4. Natural Egg Dyes - Step 4 Light Blue:

    In a pot, mix 1 cup red cabbage leaves, torn and loosely packed, 1 teaspoon vinegar, and 3 cups water.

    Boil mixture for ½ hour, cool to room temperature, strain out the cabbage leaves, then add cooled eggs and soak them in
    the dye for ½ hour.

  5. Natural Egg Dyes - Step 5 Yellow:

    In a pot, mix 1 teaspoon turmeric, 1 teaspoon vinegar, and 3 cups water.

    Boil mixture for ½ hour, cool to room temperature, strain out stray turmeric grains, then add cooled eggs and soak them in the dye for ½ hour.

by on Apr. 23, 2011 at 1:36 PM
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The_Monster_Mom
by Emerald Member on Apr. 23, 2011 at 3:41 PM

I just bought food coloring to do ours, wish I had seen this!!

sew4fun
by on Apr. 23, 2011 at 8:08 PM

Yea I tried to do a natural dye and it was a TOTAL FAIL . oh well

jridgill
by on Apr. 23, 2011 at 10:39 PM
Haha me too!

Quoting sew4fun:

Yea I tried to do a natural dye and it was a TOTAL FAIL . oh well

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ZsMommy
by on Apr. 23, 2011 at 10:41 PM


Quoting jridgill:

Haha me too!

Quoting sew4fun:

Yea I tried to do a natural dye and it was a TOTAL FAIL . oh well

Curious minds are curious...So what happened (or didn't happen?)

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