Last year around Easter, I was in the worst of my morning sickness so making special eats let alone natural dyes wasn’t on my to do list. Survival was my only thought. This year, I wanted to explore the fun world of natural dyes in the kitchen. I really hate using those chemically laden dyes. I decided to start with the simplest method. Wrapping eggs in onion skins and boiling as usual makes a lovely marbled egg, as shown above. It’s so simple,so easy to do, and pretty too! What I love about some of these natural dyes is the subtle color, instead of the fake brightness of the dye kits.
I hope to make some dyes, like shared on Martha Stewert here for the kids to cool dip their eggs. Meanwhile, here are the instructions on these lovely eggs.
onion skins (try to keep them as big as possible
rubber bands or twine
thin cloth, such as cheesecloth (cloth napkins or cheesecloth are probably your best bet)
Pot with lid to boil eggs
Place in the cloth or cheesecloth and wrap it in the towel, securing it with a rubberband or twine.
2) Place in a pot and cover with cool water. Bring to a boil. Turn off heat and cover. Allow the eggs to sit in the hot water for 15 minutes. Then pour off the hot water and cool with running cold water. Unwrap your eggs and admire the pattern. Serve or put out for decor.
What about you? Have you naturally dyed eggs before? I would love to hear about your experience!
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