Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Easter Eggs Dyed Naturally-An Experiment

Last year, we decided to dye our eggs naturally for Easter. It turned out pretty great. In fact, even better than PAAS. Yes, I said it!! The only thing I wish we had done differently is use white eggs instead of the brown.  This was a sort of experiment for me. Feel free to adjust the amount of dyes to your liking.  Start with a dozen eggs, boiled then cooled.

All the dyeing ingredients: Vinegar, Pomegranate Green Tea, Chili powder, Tumeric

Chili Powder
 Two Tbsp. of Chili Powder, three cups warm water, Two Tbsps vinegar. Stir till just boiling and dissolved.
Pomegranate tea
 Here, I used about 11 or 12 bags of tea with three cups of warm water. Add three Tbsp. of vinegar. Stir just till it boils.  This was one of my favorites! It produced such a pretty color.
 I added about two tbsp of tumeric to three cups of warm water. Stir it until it dissolves. Then add three Tbsp of the vinegar. Stir until it just boils.
Eggs soaking in the natural dyes
 Pour the dyes in some sort of glass or stainless steel container-bowls worked for me. I suppose you could also use Mason jars-it would probably be a bit cleaner. Leave them in there to soak for about 20-30 minutes.

Finished Product!
Look at these! The finished product. When the eggs have reached their desired color, stick them back in the carton to dry. Refrigerate till you are ready to use them.

What does this have to do with books, reading, writing, etc.? Nothing, really. Just a fun side track.

There are many ways to dye your eggs naturally. Here is a site for more ideas on what to use for dyes and different processes. Here, too.

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