Easter crafts – natural egg dyeing


With only a few days left until Easter, it’s time for easy, speedy and gorgeous Easter crafts to create with your little ones!

Naturally dyed Easter eggs are not only pretty, but also simple to prepare. Instead of using shop-bought, artificial dyes which can cause allergic reactions and are full of chemicals, we will use natural food colouring.

You can use spices, fruit or vegetables as dye materials to colour your Easter eggs and create any colour you like. Follow our simple instructions and have lots of fun with your little artists!

 

Easter crafts

1. To dye your eggs blue:

You’ll need:

  • A few hard-boiled eggs
  • 1/2 chopped purple cabbage
  • 2 tablespoons of salt
  • 2 tablespoons of vinegar

Instructions:

Boil the cabbage for about 30 minutes in a few cups of water (enough to cover the cabbage). After 30 minutes, remove the liquid from heat and let it cool. Pour the liquid dye through a mesh strainer into a bowl, add 2 tablespoons of salt and 2 tablespoons of vinegar. Soak the hard-boiled eggs in the liquid until the desired colour is reached. You can leave the eggs in the liquid overnight if you want the colour to be more intense. Set the eggs on a carton and let them dry.

 

2. To dye your eggs pink:

You’ll need:

  • A few hard-boiled eggs
  • 1 beetroot
  • 3 tablespoons of salt
  • 3 tablespoons of vinegar

Instructions:

Peel and chop the beetroot into chunks and boil it for 25-30 minutes. Remove the beets through a strainer and pour the dye into a bowl. Soak the eggs until they reach the desired colour. Set the eggs on a carton and let them dry.

3. To dye your eggs yellow:

You’ll need:

  • A few hard-boiled eggs
  • 1,5l boiling water
  • 4 tablespoons of turmeric
  • 3 tablespoons of salt
  • 3 tablespoons of vinegar

Instructions:

Add 4 tablespoons of turmeric, 3 tablespoons of salt and 3 tablespoons of vinegar to 1,5l of boiling water. Soak the eggs in the water until they reach the desired colour (it should take about 2 hours). Set the eggs on a carton and let them dry.

 

4. To dye your eggs green:

You’ll need:

  • A few hard-boiled eggs
  • 3 cups chopped spinach
  • 3 tablespoons of salt
  • 3 tablespoons of vinegar

Instructions:

Boil the spinach for 15-20 minutes. Remove it through a strainer and pour the dye into a bowl. Soak the eggs until they reach the desired colour. Set the eggs on a carton and let them dry.

5. To dye your eggs lavender:

 You’ll need:

  • A few hard-boiled eggs
  • 2 cups blueberries, crushed
  • 1 tablespoons of vinegar

Instructions:

Combine crushed blueberries with water and bring to a boil (about 10 minutes). Strain the liquid into a bowl and add 1 tablespoon of vinegar. Soak the eggs until they reach the desired colour. Set the eggs on a carton and let them dry.

Do you have any other craft ideas for Easter? Leave us a comment below <3

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