How to Make All-Natural Easter Egg Dyes with Food

by in How-to, View All Posts, April 9th, 2017

EggsSkip the kit this year and make colored Easter eggs with ingredients from your kitchen. You can use fruits, vegetables and even candy to make brightly colored eggs without any chemicals. All it takes is a bit of patience and some creativity in the kitchen.

red eggsRed

For soft red eggs go with beets or red hot candies. When peeling and dicing the beets, consider using a pair of latex gloves to avoid staining your hands. For an even deeper shade of red without using beets, opt for Kool-Aid.

 

blue eggsBlue

Naturally blue foods are hard to come by, but luckily, when it comes to dyeing Easter eggs, blueberries turn the shells a beautiful shade of deep, natural blue. You’ll want to use frozen blueberries for this recipe.

 

yellow eggsYellow

It’s no secret turmeric is good for your health and in addition to being an anti-inflammatory rich in antioxidants, it also turns eggshells a bright yellow when mixed with vinegar.

 

eggsGreen

Skip the leafy greens for this one and head straight for your Easter candy stash. Now & Later candies make the perfect base for naturally green dye.

 

purple eggsPurple

Head to the produce aisle for a purple cabbage. Not only is it perfect for a coleslaw for your Easter table, it can color hard boiled eggs, too (like the one on the right in this photo).

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