Not only will you save some money by making your own dye, but you’ll also discover how easy it is to store extra dye in your fridge to save for periodic egg decorating sessions throughout the Easter season. You’ll also need an empty egg carton, strainer, gloves, white vinegar and salt.
How to Naturally Dye Easter Eggs
Each dye color requires the same process—you just need to substitute the final ingredient to change the color.
Bring 1 quart of water, 1 tablespoon of salt, 2 tablespoons of vinegar, and 2 tablespoons of the respective fruit, vegetable, or spice (to create the color) to a boil.
Let simmer for 30 minutes, and then remove pot from burner. Be sure to strain the dye, and let sit until it’s room temperature before dipping your eggs.
For dark blue: Use blueberries.
For light blue: Use red cabbage.
For beige: Use coffee.
For orange: Use onions.
For yellow: Use saffron or carrot turmeric.
For green: Use parsley or spinach.
For purple: Use red wine.
For pink: Use beets.
Save the chart as a handy egg color guide.