How to dye your own Easter eggs

It’s been wonderful finding activities to get in the mood for Easter. One of my favourites so far has been egg dyeing!

It was my first time dyeing eggs so I wasn’t sure how it would go. I chose natural foods that I could take the cooking juice from, and still eat! The results were really fun, and I found great depth of colour, especially from the ones that I left in overnight.

 

Here is what you can experiment with:

  • Spinach
  • Beetroot
  • Red onion skins
  • White onion skins
  • Redbush tea
  • Red cabbage
  • Turmeric

I used white eggs so they would take the colour better, and did it over a day, curious to see the results.

INSTRUCTIONS 

  1. Bring the eggs to boil in a saucepan for 10 minutes so they are hard-boiled
  2. Cook each ingredient separately in about a cup of water. I didn’t have enough saucepans so I used glass bowls in the oven
  3. Keep the coloured water (you can eat the cooked vegetables later) and put it into separate mugs. Gently lower the egg into each mug being careful not to break the shell
  4. I put 2 eggs into each mug, and took the top one out after 20-30 minutes or whenever I liked the pastel shade that it had become. The second egg I left overnight so the colour would be stronger
  5. Let the coloured egg dry, and then rub a tiny bit of transparent oil into each one to make it shine. All my bottled oils were a bit yellow, so I used coconut oil and that made them look lovely
  6. Put them into a basket to enjoy. We then ate our hard-boiled eggs in sandwiches!

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Wishing you a very happy Easter from all the team at Rachel Riley
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