Whether or not you celebrate Easter specifically, eggs are a natural symbol of Spring. If you are lucky enough to own some Araucana chickens, then you probably already see beautifully colored green eggs everyday. If not, spend an afternoon dying some eggs to bring in the season! Here are some great ways to get beautiful, natural, colors with items you probably already have your kitchen!
There are a lot of variations for different colors and shades. Once the dyes are prepared you can leave the eggs in for a half-hour to overnight, depending on the depth of tone you desire. Here are the basics to start creating colors:
Pink Canned beet juice.
Add 1/2 Tsp. vinegar to 1 cup of juice to and 3 cups of water.
Yellow Boiled ground cumin or tumeric.
Boil 2 Tsp. vinegar with 2 Tbsp. of either spice in 1 cup of water for 15 minutes. Let it cool.
Green Boiled spinach leaves.
Boil 2 Tbsp. vinegar with up to 4 cups of spinach in 3 cups of water for about 30 minutes. Let it cool and remove the leaves.
Blue Red cabbage leaves.
Boil 1 cup shredded cabbage leaves with 1Tsp. vinegar and 3 cups of water for about 30 minutes. Let it cool and remove the leaves.
Purple Grape juice.
Add 1 Tbsp. vinegar to 1 cup of grape juice.
Add 1 Tbsp. vinegar to 1 cup of strongly brewed coffee.