Just in time for Easter
Just for you and just in time for Easter: A free guide to coloring Easter eggs using natural ingredients. Between now and April 30th, you can download my guide Natural Dyes for Easter Eggs for free! Happy Easter!
Some of the many colors you can get using natural dyes. Dyeing agents include blueberries, red cabbage, hybiscus tea, turmeric, onion skins and grape juice.
Why natural dyes?
This is such a fun project to do with your children. You probably already have the ingredients you need sitting on your shelves (or in your refrigerator.) That makes it an inexpensive way to color your eggs.
And no chemicals. So many of the commercial dyes have ingredients that later prove to be unhealthy, even dangerous. Since egg shells are a bit permeable, wouldn’t you just be happier knowing that there’s no chance the dyes can harm you or your children?
The colors from these natural dyes are softer and more unpredictable than commercial dyes, which makes this more of an art (or science?) project. But there is real appeal to not having chemical dyes leaching into your eggs.
How to do it
There are lots of articles online that tell you how to dye eggs using natural ingredients. I’ve had varied success with the different dying ingredients. Sometimes the color just doesn’t want to “take.” There are a couple routes to get a deeper color on your eggs:
- Cook a raw egg in the dye solution instead of just dipping it in. Start with cool or lukewarm solution to prevent the egg from cracking. Bring to a gentle boil and cook for 7-8 minutes. For some solutions, the color does not always remain true, but for most, this is one good solution.
- Another solution is instead of a quick 30 second dip in the dye, leave the egg in the solution for up to 30 minutes. Check every 5 minutes or so to see if it has reached the color you’d like.
The booklet shows you techniques to give you new and unusual patterns and special effects.
No more guessing
With my instruction booklet, there’s no more guessing about what will produce a nice color or how to get good results. I’ve done a lot of experimenting with natural dyes and compiled what I’ve learned into one, handy reference guide. I hope you take advantage of this free offer and have fun making your own pretty collection of naturally colored eggs.