To make dye for Easter eggs from natural materials in the kitchen try these ideas.
-Red Cabbage leaves produce a robin’s egg blue color.
-Orange peels create a tender yellow.
-Carrot tops yield a smoky yellow green.
-Yellow delicious apple peelings dye eggs pale lavender flecked with soft rust.
-Brown (not white) onion peels dye orange.
-Fresh spinach gives you a pinkish color with gray-green buffs.
To use these methods place eggs in a pan and cover with water. Add 1 tsp of vinegar and dye material. Bring to boil, reduce heat and simmer gently 20 minutes. The color will deepen or change if the eggs are left in the dye solution overnight. DO NOT EAT the eggs if you leave them out of the fridge over night!!!
Here are a few other natural dyeing methods:
-Pale Red: Fresh beets or cranberries or frozen raspberries
-Orange: Yellow onion skin
-Light Yellow: Orange or lemon peels, carrot tops, or celery seed
-Pale Green: Spinach leaves
-Blue: canned blueberries or red cabbage leaves
-Beige to brown: Strong brewed coffee
-Golden brown: Black walnut shells