All Natural Me D.I.Y. Easter Eggs

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THE BUNNY IS CRACKIN’ DOWN ON YOU!!

LISTEN. I got a call from the EASTER BUNNY. And he said he’s going organic and so are his eggs. So let’s hop to a natural beat this easter and color our eggs using natural products found in your kitchen. Let the kids (and your juicer) help too!

HERE ARE SOME NATURAL COLOR SOURCES:

Pale Red: Fresh beets or cranberries, frozen raspberries

Orange: Yellow onion skins, CARROT JUICE!!

Light yellow: Orange or lemon peels, carrot tops, celery seed or ground cumin

Yellow: Ground turmeric

Pale green: Spinach leaves

Green-gold: Yellow Delicious apple peels

Blue/Violet: Canned blueberries or red cabbage leaves

Beige to brown: Strong brewed coffee

To dye the perfect Easter eggs the All Natural Me way, here’s what to do:

1. Put eggs in a single layer in a pan. Pour water in pan until the eggs are covered.

2. Add about a teaspoon of vinegar.

3. Add the natural dye appropriate to the color you want your eggs to be. (The more eggs you are dying at a time, the more dye you will need to use.)

4. Bring water to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer for 15 minutes.

5. Remove the substance you used to color the eggs. Put eggs in a bowl. If you want your eggs to be a darker shade, keep them in the color and let them stand overnight in the refrigerator.

~ To Marbleize Eggs ~
Wrap fresh eggs in onion skin. Carefully insert the egg (with skin) into old pantyhose and ties the ends so the egg can’t escape. Hard boil the eggs. Remove the pantyhose – and presto. The eggs are marbleized.

7 Replies to “All Natural Me D.I.Y. Easter Eggs”

  1. We did this last year, and while my husband wasn’t impressed with the colors, I thought they were lovely, all muted and pastel-y. This year, we were all really sick on Ashtar, but we did get to see a bunny and a squirrel playing slap hands in the back yard which was funny and made us laugh!

    Mama Bess

  2. Since our chickens aren’t yet laying eggs, we tend to get our eggs from friends who have chickens. This means very few white eggs. We decided to go with the “no-dye-job” approach this year. Our friends have Aracauna chickens, which lay blue & green eggs, so we ended up with a batch of eggs that ranged in shades of blue & green, as well as shades of peaches and browns. Very cool and the kids could’ve cared less (we hide them in the yard, letting them think the Easter Bunny hid them for them to find)!

  3. I took some photos of the eggs before they got eaten. You can see them on my green group’s myspace page, but here are two links as well:
    1) http://viewmorepics.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=viewImage&friendID=351459778&albumID=490136&imageID=2430675
    2) http://viewmorepics.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=viewImage&friendID=351459778&albumID=490136&imageID=2430224
    -The only bad thing was that the shades of blue didn’t show up in the film. The eggs that look like they are white are actually light blue or green. Oh well.

    1. I didn’t realize how photogenic eggs are, these pictures are so pretty. I love the martini glass by the way! BPA free! lol. <3

      1. Ha ha ha, thanks!! I was really bummed I couldn’t get the blues & greens to show up better. One of our hens is an Araucana, meaning she’ll eventually lay blue and green eggs – so hopefully I can get some good photos of them once she starts laying!
        And, yes, the martini glass is BPA free – FINALLY a plus to drinking!! You don’t have to worry about BPA & whether it was from the tap or not!! HAHAHAHA 🙂

        1. That is so neat that she’ll be laying blue and green eggs! I can’t wait to see!

          Oh, and that’s not the only plus to drinking. Haha. 😀

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