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Naturally Dyed Easter Eggs

29th March 2015

When we started this egg dying project I wasn't sure it wouls actually work. I was used to my little fluorescent tablet. I was so happy with the colours. Muted but very beautiful. Patience is the key with natural dyes. Set them up and then walk away! We left ours for 8 hours.

Pre Easter Kids

Naturally Dyed Easter Eggs


12-16 eggs
White vinegar

Items for Dying
6 mason jars or deep bowls
1/4 red cabbage, shredded
1 red beet, sliced
4 tbsp tumeric
1 cup frozen blueberries
1/2 cup instant coffee
Onion skins of 2 yellow onions

  1. Boil eggs until hard in a large pot with 2 tbsp of white vinegar.
  2. Cool with cold water.
  3. Add each of the dying ingredients into its own mason jar. Add boiling water until about 1/2 - 3/4 full. Add 2 tbsp white vinegar to each jar.
  4. Add the eggs and let stand in a cool spot for about 8 hours.
  5. Remove from the dye and let stand on paper towel until dry.

Easter Eggs

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I am a mom and an entrepreneur who loves to cook. I am constantly looking for inspiration and after many requests from friends and family, I have decided to share my weekly recipe ideas.

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