What would Easter be without beautifully colored eggs? Hard-boiled eggs dyed to perfection – each a thing of beauty. But, have you ever considered what your eggs are being dyed with?
We try very hard to avoid food dye in our home. For years, I have wanted to try using natural substances to color our eggs. . . . The problem is, our eggs come already colored! Although our eggs can be dyed, it is best to use white eggs when using natural dyes.
The internet is filled with links to sites with instructions on how to tackle this project – and although it takes a little more preparation, the results are stunning – not to mention non-toxic. I have sifted through countless numbers of sites and included links for several of my favorites. The process is quite simple. The results will be limited only by your imagination. A few simple supplies – rubberbands, wax crayons, electrical tape, and a few fruits, vegetables, herbs, and vinegar – and you are ready to roll.
Here are several links. Happy Coloring!
Better Homes and Gardens (a tutorial on adorable gingham eggs!)
Get those eggs boiled and dye naturally this year!