Spring has sprung here in Wales and the weather has been pretty fabulous the past couple of days (although we just returned from Canada where we had snow!). And of coarse spring means that Easter is on it’s way! This is a rather late post as it’s Good Friday tomorrow but I couldn’t help posting a few pictures of the naturally dyed Easter eggs that my little one and I made today.
I used the directions on this site but only decided to try 3 colours (orange, yellow & dark blue). My mom said that my grandmother used to dye Easter eggs using onion skins too which is pretty cool!
To make the dyes you just place the dyeing agents (onion skins for orange, cumin for yellow & red cabbage for blue) into (separate) pots and add 2 cups of boiling water to each. Then simmer for 30 minutes and strain into mason jars.
Let the dyes cool to room temperature and then add 2 tablespoons of white vinegar to each. Then pop some hard-boiled eggs in, cover the jars and put them in the fridge overnight.
Be careful when taking the eggs out of the jars not to scrape them (I learnt this the hard way) as the dye comes off very easily before it’s dried! The best way is to use your fingers! The light blue coloured egg is actually the result of an accidentally scraped dark blue egg that I salvaged by wiping all the dye off. It did leave a pretty cool effect though which I quite like!
Hope you have a Happy Easter! Thanks for Reading!