natural dye easter eggs

We’re just dying over these naturally dyed Easter eggs. Ha, dying. Get it?

All puns aside, these Easter eggs turned out to be a beautiful and easy alternative to the traditional Easter egg dye kits. We hope you’ll give them a try and add them to your Easter baskets.

What you’ll need

  • 1 dozen hard-boiled eggs
  • Bottle of white vinegar
  • 6 red onions
  • 1 beet
  • Frozen blueberries
  • Tumeric
  • Paprika

 

Natural dye for easter eggs

Dark red

Peel the skin of 6 red onions and simmer in 3 cups of water for 15 minutes. Strain the mixture and then add 3 teaspoons of white vinegar.

Pink

Boil 3 cups water. Peel and cut 1 beet into chunks and drop in boiling water. Take off of heat and stir in 2 tablespoons of vinegar and let cool to room temperature. Remove the beets before placing in eggs.

Purple

Combine 1 cup of frozen blueberries in 2 cups of water and let sit until the blueberries thaw. Remove the blueberries before placing in eggs.

Yellow

Boil 2 cups water and stir in 3 tablespoons turmeric. Take off of heat and add 2 teaspoons white vinegar.

Orange

Boil 2 cups water and stir in 2 tablespoons paprika. Take off of heat and add 2 teaspoons white vinegar.

To get the richest colors, we recommend soaking the eggs in the refrigerator overnight.