I learned something new today: coloring Easter eggs naturally is harder than it looks 🙈 Although they basically came out in the color palette of my dreams, Oakley was less than impressed 😂 I tried to dye some of them blue and those ones didn’t make the cut lol I’m excited to try again to see if we can get some more colors! The dyes that we made for these colors are below!
Burnt Orange: The longer you soak these onion dyed eggs, the darker the color will be. Take the skin of 6 yellow onions and simmer in 2 cups water for 15 minutes; strain. Add 3 teaspoons white vinegar
Brown: Add 1 tablespoon vinegar to 1 cup of strong coffee
Faded Pink: Mash up one cup of frozen raspberries in 1 cup of hot water. Strain and 1 tablespoon vinegar
We used fresh eggs from my MIL’s chicken coop so they were naturally a soft off white like the other one shown in the photo!
My tips: if you want the eggs fully submerged you might have to double the recipes. I kept adding water to mine to try and cover the eggs and it affected the strength of the dyes! These eggs were left over night- it takes a long time for them to turn and the longer you leave them the richer the colors will be! The dye scratches off very easily so be extremely gentle handling them even you take them out of dye and expect the color to change slightly once they’re dry!
Im excited to try some other dyes- here’s what we’re going to try next: Red cabbage for blue, beets for a richer purple/pink
Have you made your own dyes?! What turned out the best?!