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Facebook advertising people you win! Y'all suggested I like 62829 different natural Easter egg posts all week long & after the millionth day of seeing this, I caved & decided to give it a try!
I just bought a random can of spinach,a can of beets & I already had cumin. I thought I had white vinegar, but I was wrong, so I substituted apple cider vinegar in it's place.
How to make your own natural food dyes
Canned and frozen fruits and veggies will work, but fresh foods seem to result in the darkest hues according to the internet. I used canned beets, spinach & ground cumin ;-)
And this is how my beet,spinach & cumin eggs turned out! No photoshop or filters. This is the real deal!
The beets made the best dye. Soaked into the egg pretty much instantly & came out a pretty purplish shade :) this is after soaking 30 minutes.
The cumin came in second. The cumin looked like it was soaking into the dye instantly, but would rub off when I took the eggs out. They ended up soaking for about an hour to achieve this shade.
Spinach ughhhh..... I was planning on having my princess decorate the eggs and have this posted yesterday, but the spinach eggs kinda delayed that plan lol. As you can see, it does work.... But this is after soaking for many many hours lol. I wouldn't use spinach as a dye again.
And the finished product after the toddler attacked the eggs with her stickers & killed one of the eggs in the process ;-) not exactly how I invisioned Very Hungry Catapilar eggs to turn out, but when you leave decorating to a 3 year old.... Ta da ❤️
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4/4/2015 04:50:23 am
This post is well timed after my non natural blue food coloring exploded all over me yesterday staing my mouth, clothes and counters...this would have been a much better option! I'm sharing this!
Robin Masshole Mommy
4/4/2015 04:57:41 am
I am so lame. I usually just make those kits, but I like your eggs way better - and it's basically the same amount of time & effort.
4/4/2015 05:56:43 am
So cute! We are going to try the same thing today. I will try your recipes.
4/4/2015 11:24:08 am
Those came out beautifully! Those pinkish purplish ones are ahhmazing!
4/4/2015 01:01:02 pm
Braggs is the "Cadillac" of apple cider vinegars. I have been using it as hair conditioner for years! I'm all about natural products and the color of your eggs is totally comparable to food coloring! These are great!
4/4/2015 06:06:30 pm
So adorable! If only we were planning on having an egg dye this year.
4/4/2015 06:08:25 pm
I honestly had no clue that you were able to dye anything with such ingredients. I knew kook-aid could temporarily dye hair but wouldn't even think that the coloring in spinach was strong enough to impact the color of an egg. I can understand why it took hours.
4/5/2015 01:55:49 pm
I love this! I'm all for anything natural...especially when it comes to my kids!
4/5/2015 04:55:42 pm
What a cool blog post! I had no idea cumin made such a beautiful color. Did it infuse the egg with flavor as well?
Fi Ni Neachtain
4/5/2015 09:20:41 pm
I love the look of these eggs with the natural dyes. I need to remember this for next year :)
4/5/2015 09:25:08 pm
Very nice colors. I like it because it's safe, perfect for the kids.
4/5/2015 11:22:49 pm
Now that is beautiful! I love the one colored using the beets! Your little one did a great job decorating it!
4/6/2015 12:16:13 am
What an awesome post. I would of never thought of doing this. Gotta check this out next year. Bookmarked! Thanks!
4/6/2015 01:35:53 am
Wow, this is awesome! I wish I had seen this yesterday, I would have done this with the kiddos for Easter.
4/6/2015 01:50:20 am
Your colors came out way richer than ours from the store-bought pkg. I wish I'd have visited before we got ours, lol. We soaked one egg for close to an hour and it still looked almost white. ;)
4/6/2015 05:49:44 am
What a great idea! Love this natural approach!
4/6/2015 06:36:40 am
Love this. I soak beans overnight so why not soak eggs overnight for natural coloring?!?! I think everything turned out a nice shade, even if the spinach had to go a little longer.
4/6/2015 11:49:59 am
Wow--this is really fascinating! I didn't know you could create such a strong variety of colors with vegetables! Everything is so much better with natural materials.
4/6/2015 01:18:44 pm
I have to say that your Easter Eggs are so lovely! Thanks for sharing this wonderful DIY! :)
4/7/2015 08:06:17 am
This is awesome! I would have never thought of doing it naturally? I didn't even think you could! I will defiantly be trying this out next year!
4/7/2015 08:27:52 am
Who knew such vibrant shades of color could be achieved with the likes of spinach and other food products??!! i haven't colored Easter eggs in forever.
4/7/2015 09:18:31 am
I really like the idea of using natural dyes for coloring the Easter eggs! I didn't realize you could get such vivid colors this way - I'll have to try this next year!
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