Coloring Eggs Naturally
Children love to dye eggs! It is a tradition that dates back thousands of years and spans multiple cultures and religions. For many the egg is a symbol of new life, fertility, and rebirth-the very essence of spring.
The egg dying process has changed quite a bit though. Long ago eggs were colored using flowers, berries, spices, and other forms of natural vegetation. Today many choose the chemical laden tablets that leave the inner egg tattooed and toxic. But this year, why not go natural? The organic process just might be easier than you think and it’s way cooler!
~ Use the list below and prepare the natural materials to be boiled
~ Separately add and prepare each plant matter to 3ish cups water (be sure veggie is covered), bring to a boil, add 1 tsp vinegar and let simmer for 15 ish minutes. You can also pour them into a mason jar to soak longer for more color
~ Allow kids to place boiled eggs in coloring and leave until it is the desired color
~ Remove egg and allow to dry in a cardboard egg container
When dried, the colors produced will be softer-more like he ones we actually see in nature. And yes, the natural process requires a little more time and patience-most precious moments do. But what a beautiful organic moment to share with your children. Their bodies and the earth will thank you for it!
Reddish pink- 3-4 beets, cut
Robin Egg Blue– 1 head red cabbage, cut (looks red but comes out blue -magic!)
Brown-3 cups brewed coffee
Golden-3 TB tumeric powder
Purple-1 head red Cabbage and 2 beets, cut
Green-3 cups spinach OR 1 head red cabbage, cut and 2 TB tumeric-more magic!