Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Natural Egg Dyes

I know.  I know.  Easter has past for this year.  But the boys and I are finishing an embroyology course through our homeschool support group and our local 4-H and one of the things we did tonight for an experiment was dyeing eggs with natural items found around the house.  Check 'em out:

For the yellow in the foreground, we used turmeric.  The dark purple on the right are red wine.  The dark brown in the middle are coffee.  And the deep rust colored eggs at the top are onion skins.

Here is the process:  put the raw eggs in the pan and cover with water.  Then pour a splash of white distilled vinegar into the water and the item you are using to dye the eggs.  Bring to a boil and boil for 15 minutes.  Rinse with cold water to stop the cooking of the eggs and enjoy the natural colors!

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