Dyeing Easter eggs is a fun traditional that kids love. If you’d prefer to use natural dyes for your eggs here are some suggestions we found:
Tips for Dyeing Easter Eggs Naturally
1. Remember that natural dyes will take longer to set. You may have to leave the eggs in the dye solution for up to an hour in order to achieve more vivid shades of color.
2. Use organic free-range white eggs if you want brighter colors and brown eggs for more subdued shades.
3. Don’t be afraid to experiment. Kids love mashing food and what a great way for them to learn about their natural environment. They can experiment with different fruits and vegetables and compare how heated solutions work compared to cool solutions and also try to guess which substances will produce the most colorful dye.
4. Be aware that dye ingredients may pass through the eggshell and infuse the cooked egg changing its color and/or taste. Another great lesson in science – children can learn about the permeability of the eggshell.
Watch the Food Network’s Tyler Florence share some ideas for natural, vegetable-based Easter egg dyes: