Saturday, March 27, 2010

All-Natural Easter Egg Dye Recipes

My daughter is very excited because tomorrow she is going to color eggs. Every Easter season we always have a blast decorating Easter eggs at our house and it is always a mess! This year I am thinking of using a natural dye to color the eggs. I looked up some ideas in the net, and here's what I found.
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The secret is natural dyes made with household ingredients such as strong coffee, grape juice, blueberries, orange peel, and beet juice.

Pink

1 cup pickled beet juice and 1 tablespoon vinegar

Lavender

1 cup grape juice and 1 tablespoon vinegar

Brown

1 cup strong coffee and 1 tablespoon vinegar

Blue

Cut 1/4 head of red cabbage into chunks. Add cabbage to 4 cups boiling water. Stir in 2 tablespoons vinegar. Let cool to room temperature. Remove cabbage with a slotted spoon.

Bluish-Gray

Mix 1 cup frozen blueberries with 1 cup water. Bring to room temperature. Remove blueberries.

Dark Pink

Cut 1 medium beet into chunks. Add beet to 4 cups boiling water. Stir in 2 tablespoons vinegar. Let cool to room temperature. Remove beets.

Yellow

Remove the peel from 1 orange. Add peel to 4 cups boiling water. Stir in 2 tablespoons vinegar. Let cool to room temperature. Remove orange peel.





2 diner's comment:

chubskulit said...

kami styro ball ang kinulayan ni rye lol

shydub said...

Tsang paapila si jake diha hehe. wala pa mn ko kasuway ana tsang, naghuna huna bitaw ko ug asa kuha ug itlog ug coloring. na kalisud mn ani pangitaon uy walay pintal or water color nlng.

Ako jake wapa ka try ani, ako ipamail diha si jake pakapin si justine aron malingaw sd. hehe.