Friday, April 2, 2010

Grab Bag Friday: All Natural Easter Eggs

I've randomly come across two articles in the last day about how to make your own natural dyes for Easter eggs. I haven't quite decided yet if this sounds like a super-fun experiment or a disaster waiting to happen. At any rate, it's very tempting. If you want to try it at home, here's an article that tells you how:

Dye Easter Eggs in Nature's Hues

And here are some of the things you can use for dye:

  • Onion skins (marbleized oranges and yellows)
  • Shredded red cabbage (midnight blue and teal)
  • Beet root (brown with a purple cast)
  • Spinach (pale green)
  • Carrots (yellow with olive overtones)
  • Grape juice (deep lavender)
  • Blueberries (frozen is fine...deep blue)
  • Raspberries (frozen is fine...light fuchsia)
  • Blackberries (frozen is fine...plum)
  • Coffee (milk-chocolate brown)
  • Cinnamon (subdued mahogany)
  • Paprika (light orange)
  • Turmeric (vivid gold)
Have fun!

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