Simply Resourceful

Simple ways to be more conscious about how we use our resources.

Natural Easter Egg Dye



This Easter I wanted to dye eggs with things around the house rather than using the store-bought chemical dyes that we have always used in the past.  There are a lot of websites with recipes, but I mainly looked at this one by Better Homes and Gardens.  I tried onion skins, turmeric, paprika, and beet juice.  The best results came from the onion skins and the turmeric.


I read somewhere that you can wrap the eggs with onion skins, cover with cheesecloth and secure them with a rubberband.  This technique is supposed to give a mottled look.  I may try this approach next year.


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