I remember as a child we always coloured Easter eggs by using onion skins. The variation in colour and imperfections in the tone were always more fun than the colour that commercial dyes create. I’ve found as an adult that you can colour eggs with other natural materials. Below is a list.
- 3 tbsp Turmeric – yellow eggs
- purple cabbage – blue eggs
- blueberries – darker blue eggs
- beets – pink eggs
- cranberries – red/pink eggs
- spinach – green eggs.
In a pot bring 2 cups of fruit or veggies or the Turmeric and 1 cup of water to a boil Boil for 30 minutes or until a water has turned the desired colour. Cool mixture
Add 2 tbsp of vinegar to mixture and transfer to a bowl or jar where eggs can be covered with the mixture. Add 2 or 3 hard boiled eggs to the dye. Soak from 1/2 hour to overnight in the refrigerator.
Remove eggs from mixture and pat dry.