Natural Dye Easter Eggs

by - Saturday, March 24, 2018

I got this crazy idea where I wanted to do an Easter egg craft with Ryan-Kate. It mainly consisted of my doing all the work while she played with her friend. She is responsible for two eggs the brighter blue one and a pink one, which are ironically not the "natural" dye method and the most vibrant of the bunch ( **insert cry laugh emoji**). Here's the conclusion I came to: natural dye is tedious longer process that my child did not care for. Luckily, I had an store bought dye for Ryan-Kate and her friend to participate, resulting in the most successful attempts of Easter Dye. Although the pastels are quite beautiful in my opinion, so I'm not complaining. 
Here's what I did:
  1. Boil eggs. 
  2. Colors: yellow-saffron, blue- red cabbage, and brown- coffee. 
  3. Yellow- Saffron. Boil water and add 1 tbs of saffron with 1 tbs of vinegar. After egg is fully boiled add it to the saffron and boiled water.
  4. Blue- red cabbage. For this one add several red cabbage leaves with a 1 quart of boiling water, uncooked egg, and 1 tbs of vinegar. After the egg is done, continue to let the egg sit in the dye. The the longer the better.
  5. Brown- coffee. I make French press most morning and just used my left over ground with some boiling hot water, 1 tbs of vinegar all in a mason jar. Again the longer it sits the better!


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