Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Do-it-yourself Easter egg dyes


Kiwi's April/May 2011 issue had a great article on natural egg dyes. 

Pink
1 15oz jar of beets
1 cup water
1 tsp vinegar
Bring beets and water to a boil 
and let simmer for five minutes.  
Strain and cool, then add vinegar.

Yellow
1 tbsp turmeric or curry powder
2 cups water
Bring spice and water to a boil and simmer
for five minutes. Cool.

Green
1 cup water
3 chlorophyll capsule(vitamin/healthfood stores)
Bring water to a boil, then remove from heat.  
Open capsules and stir into water. Cool.

Blue
2 cups frozen blueberries
2 cups water
1 tsp vinegar
Bring blueberries and water to a boil, let simmer 
for five minutes.  Strain, cool, then stir in vinegar.

Do you have any "natural" dye recipes to share?
 

1 comment:

LaVonne @ Long Wait said...

I love these ideas! Thank you for posting them. I appreciate it.

I am visiting you from WFMW. I hope you have a wonderful Easter!

Blessings,
Long Wait For Isabella