Guest Post by Tina Seitzinger, Life Without Pink
My kids love to dye Easter eggs and we’ve found that household ingredients are a great way to go all-natural. It’s fun to see what type of colors we can come up with by simply using fruits, vegetables, and spices that are already on hand.
It’s not a quick process, but it’s definitely fun and a great way to let the kids get creative. My boys think it’s a science project and look forward to this project every year.
Here are 4 easy-to-follow recipes to get you started:
Blue – Add ½ head red cabbage (shredded) to 4 cups of boiling water. Pour through a strainer into a bowl. Add 2 tablespoons of white vinegar. Dip the eggs and leave in until you have the desired shade of blue.
Pink – Add 1 cup of chopped red beets to 4 cups of boiling water. Boil for 5-10 minutes. Add 3 tablespoons of white vinegar. Dip the eggs and leave until you have the desired pink color.
Green – Boil 4 cups of water and add 2 cups of chopped spinach. Boil for 10-15 minutes, remove from heat, and add 2 teaspoons white vinegar. Dip the eggs and leave until the desired green color.
Brown – For an orange brown color, add yellow onion skins to 1 cup boiling water. Boil for 5 to 10 minutes and add 2 teaspoon of white vinegar. Dip the eggs until you have the desired shade of brown.
You’ll see that no two eggs are alike! The longer you let the eggs soak the darker the color will get. Have fun!
About the Author:
Tina Seitzinger is a mom of two very active boys and the voice behind Life Without Pink – a personal lifestyle blog focused on parenting and raising boys. In 2013, Tina was selected as the Trend Trio Family Expert for P&G’s “Have You Tried This Yet?” She offered ongoing insider secrets, tips, and product advice to help improve the daily grind. You can follow her on Twitter at @TinaSeitzinger and on Facebook/lifewithoutpink.