With Easter just a little over a month away, I thought I’d share this great tip from Better Homes and Gardens on how to make all-natural egg dye. Instead of using chemicals, fruit and vegetables are the ingredients. Here are instructions on how to make the more popular Easter colors, but visit the website for a whole list of colors and instructions on how to make them more faint or rich in color.
Jade Green: Peel the skin from 6 red onions and simmer in 2 cups water for 15 minutes; strain. Add 3 tsp. white vinegar.
Bright Yellow: Simmer 4 oz. chopped carrot tops in 1-1/2 cups water for 15 minutes; strain. Add 2 tsp. white vinegar.
Faint Yellow: Simmer the peels of 6 oranges in 1-1/2 cups water for 20 minutes; strain. Add 2 tsp. vinegar.
Orange: Take the skin of 6 yellow onions and simmer in 2 cups water for 15 minutes; strain. Add 3 tsp. white vinegar.
Dark Pink: Cut 1 medium beet into chunks and add to 4 cups boiling water. Stir in 2 Tbsp. vinegar and let cool to room temperature; remove beets.
Lavender: Mix 1 cup grape juice and 1 tablespoon vinegar.
Red-Orange: Stir 2 Tbsp. paprika into 1 cup boiling water; add 2 tsp. white vinegar.
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