When it comes to celebrating Easter, decorated eggs are a must for many families. From crayons, to paint to stickers, there are no limits or rules when it comes to egg decoration. If you’re eager to try something different, Roses & Robins knows just the thing.
This Easter, we recommend creating egg dye from all-natural ingredients a try. Below we’ve put together some tips in how to accomplish those vibrant rainbow hues that are sure to impress friends and family. We’re happy to note that these tips work on both white and brown eggs (though colours may slightly differ).
1.In a medium pot, add two tablespoons of white vinegar to approximately 1.14 litres of water.
2. Bring this combination to a boil and add the ingredients to make desired colour. Lower the heat and allow water and ingredients to simmer for 30 minutes. Be sure to let the mixture cool.
3. Finally, strain the dye and then begin adding eggs. Eggs should be left in dye for approximately 30 minutes. For more vibrant-coloured eggs, leave them in the mixture for longer.
Ingredients for Coloured Dyes:
Combine 0.9 litres of yellow onion skins. These can be left in the refrigerator overnight to achieve a brighter orange tone.
When the water is brought to a boil, add 3 tablespoons of tumeric. It’s to be noted that numeric will dye hands, so FIRGG Recruitment recommends wearing gloves when dyeing yellow eggs.
Adding 0.7 litres of chopped red or purple cabbage to water creates a vibrant blue dye. For a darker hue, leave eggs to soak in the mixture overnight.
Pink dye is achieved with 0.9 litres of chopped beets. When dyeing your eggs pink, they may appear brown. However, the eggs will turn a beautiful pink shade once they have completely dried.
The method for creating silver dye differs from the others. Firstly, forgo adding any vinegar to the mixture. Add frozen blueberries and 0.9 litres of water. Once the mixture has reached room temperature, strain the water. Leave the eggs in the mixture and place in the refrigerator overnight.