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    Question Natural egg dyeing?

    Has anyone tried using natural colors to dye easter eggs? Like tea or beet juice or something like that? We're trying to avoid the food dyes because ds7 is uber sensitive to them. If all else fails, we'll just do the "shrinky dink" plastic things on the eggs instead of coloring them.

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    YankeeMom, yellow onion peels make an interesting yellow..I wonder if carrots would "stain" orange?

    I know that berries will work too. I googled it...wow you have lots of options.

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    I cheated and bought local eggs....lovely blues, greens, soft browns...they're gorgeous!!! No dying needed

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    Try here, Heather. I hope you find something helpful:

    http://www.dltk-holidays.com/easter/natural.htm

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    Links are still working

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    I make tea eggs just to eat.
    Chinese Tea Egg Recipe ? Recipes Steamy Kitchen
    I found this site for natural dyes
    Egg Dyeing, Natural Egg Dyes, How To Make Natural Easter Egg Dyes, How To Dye Easter Eggs. It looks like they have good ideas.

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    Natural Dyes for Eggs




    Here are some ideas for dying your eggs naturally. Usually, the more natural ingredient you use the longer it takes to dye them, even overnight in some cases. The longer they soak, the darker the color.

    Note: Not all of these eggs will be safe to eat. Do not eat eggs that sit in hot water for many hours or overnight- save them for decorations.

    RED - Save the skins from red onions and boil with eggs 1/2 hour to 1 hour. Remember that the more skins you use and the longer you soak, the darker the color. a smaller amount of skins produces a nice lavendar.

    PINK - Soak your hardboiled eggs in cranberry juice or the juice from pickled beets.




    VOILET BLUE - Soak your hardboiled eggs overnight in not water to which you have added voilet blossoms.

    LAVENDAR - Soak hardboiled eggs in grape juice, or add 2 tsp lemon juiced to the voilet blue water to lighten the color.

    YELLOW - To a cup of hot water, add 1 to 1 1/2 tsp turmeric and 1/2 tsp vinegar.

    GOLDEN TAN - Save the skin from yellow onions. Add them to the water when you hardboil your eggs.

    BROWN - To a cup of hot water, add 1 tbsp instant coffee, and a 1/2 tsp vinegar.

    GREEN - Add 1/2 tsp baking soda to a bowl of the water from the Voilet Blue before soaking your eggs.

    PRETTY PASTELS - You can rub blueberries and cranberries right on the shells for soft blues and pinks. Blend them in for a pretty result.

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