Friday, April 22, 2011

Natural Egg Dyes

We did it! Finally this year I got my act together and dyed our eggs with natural egg dyes.  I really do not know why I didn't do this before, it really was not hard at all!  I shared this experience with some friends and the kids loved to smash/eat the blueberries, blend the beets and mix the turmeric. I did not boil the eggs, we colored them first then blew them out and hung them on a forsythia branch tree the kids make for the table.
I didn't get very many good picture, guess we were so busy having fun!

Here the kids are smashing blueberries.  You can see from James' face he ate more than he smashed!

from left to beets, blue blueberries, and yellow tumeric. Extra bowls for mixing colors.

Ta-Da! They are so pretty!, I decided to not strain the food out of the dye to give them a textured look.
This is a link to the Mother Earth News article I got my directions from.

1 comment:

  1. Good for you! I've always wanted to do this! This year I was lucky to find my leftover packet of dye tablets from last year in the ten minutes before the kids expected to dye the eggs. Next year I'll give this a try. Thanks for the link to Mother Earth News.