4 Different Ways to Dye Easter Eggs

  • By Strive Fuel Team
  • 13 Apr, 2017

Eco-Friendly, DIY Easter Eggs using dyes made with things at home!

With Easter right around the corner, you might not have time to go out and buy your Easter egg dying kit. But don’t worry! There are several eco-friendly recipes using things you already have around the house:

1.  Classic Home Made Dye. Your classic homemade dye is made with vinegar, water, and food coloring.

 -  First boil your eggs. (For egg dying purposes it is best to use white eggs, simply because the brown egg will not hold the color as well. Save your brown eggs for eating)
 -  Once eggs are boiled, allow them time to cool.
 -  Boil a pot of water. Once boiling, separate into glass cups.
 -  Add 1 tbsp. and food-coloring to each glass.
 -  Let them sit until color has set in.
 -  To decorate these eggs, use things you have around the house! Circle sticker, bunny stickers, masking or electrical tape.
 -  Get creative! With the stickers and tape, you can create different layers of colors.

2.  The Natural Route. There are several different things you can use to create natural dye each recipe is per cup of water:

 -  1 cup chopped purple cabbage — makes blue eggs

 -  1 cup red onion skins — makes lavender or red eggs

 -  1 cup yellow onion skins — makes orange eggs

 -  1 cup shredded beets — makes pink eggs

 -  2 tablespoons ground turmeric — makes yellow eggs

 -  1 bag Red Zinger tea — makes lavender eggs

Boil your eggs, then let them cool to room temperature. Pour the amount of water you need for the dye you're making into a saucepan. Add your dye ingredient and bring the water to a boil. Once it is boiling bring it down to a simmer for 15-30 minutes. You want your dye to be a couple shades darker than the color you want on your egg. Let the mixture cool. Once cooled pour over a strainer into a bowl and add 1 tbsp. of vinegar per cup of dye. Pour the dye over the eggs, make sure the eggs are fully submerged, and allow to cool completely in the fridge. Remove from dye and your eggs are done!

3.  Kool-Aid Dye. This is a fun inexpensive way to make your eggs, and it will make your eggs smell fun and fruity!

 -  Boil your eggs and allow them to cool.

 -  Mix one single pack of Kool-Aid with 2/3 cup of water.

 -  The eggs do not have to sit long before they become brightly colored from the dye.

 -  To get a nice yellow, use one packet of Lemonade mixed with a quarter to half packet of Orange.

 -  To get light pink, use one packet of Pink Lemonade and add a little bit of Cherry or Strawberry.

 -  To get an indigo color, add some Berry Blue to the mix of Grape. 

 -  These eggs are fun and colorful! Once the dye has dried, your egg will not taste fruity when you eat them!

4.   Shaving Cream. This is a create fun way to get tie dye eggs! You might want to wear some gloves for this one.

 -  Boil your eggs and allow them to cool.

 -  Grab your shaving cream and fill an aluminum tray about ¾ full. You might need a couple cans. It needs to be foam, not gel.

 -  Next, start dripping in your food dye!

 -  With a straw or knife, drag the colors around the shaving cream to create tie dye swirls.

 -  All you need to do is roll your eggs around the swirls! You can always add more food dye as you go.

 -  Place the shaving cream covered eggs on a plate or cardboard so they won’t roll.

 -  Let them dry about 10 minutes before washing them off.

 -  Your eggs should turn out with swirled, fun colors!

With all Easter dying, you should not throw out these eggs! Most dying will only stain/flavor the outer shell of the egg. The edible parts of the egg will still be edible! If you do feel the need to throw them out, compost them!  Happy Easter! 


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1. Reuse Reuse Reuse!
Throughout the year, keep an eye out for things that could replace decorations you have bought in the past. Old bed sheets can turn into ghosts. Styrofoam can easily be cut into whatever shape you like!

2. Make your own costume.
Keep around old clothing that could be turned into a costume. For example, old t-shirts, black shorts, any neutral clothing that can easily be painted or dyed. Shop at thrift stores! Thrift stores can hold treasures that can complete your Halloween costume. Get the kids involved with their own costumes. Let their imagination take the lead.

If the costume has been worn and you see no further use for it, don’t throw it away. Take the costume to a local shelter, thrift-store, or daycare. Better yet talk to your friends and neighbors about hosting a costume swap for the next year!

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