How to Dye Easter Eggs Without Food Coloring

March 29, 2013 | By | Comments (1)

Dyed Easter Eggs

If you’ve yet to dye eggs for Sunday’s hunt, you don’t have to rush out to the grocery store in search of that last bottle of food-coloring. Instead, use these simple (and all natural!) recipes (which use ingredients you may already have in your refrigerator and pantry).

To make blue, bring one pound of frozen blueberries and 2 cups of water to a boil in a pot. Boil for five minutes, then pour the liquid into a cup or bowl, straining out the berries with a strainer. Add one tablespoon lemon juice.

To make yellow, bring two tablespoons turmeric and 2 cups water to a boil in a pot. Boil for 5 minutes. Pour the colored liquid into a cup or bowl, and stir in 1 tablespoon vinegar.

To make orange, bring two tablespoons paprika and 2 cups water to a boil in a pot. Boil for 5 minutes. Pour the colored liquid into a cup or bowl, and stir in 1 tablespoon vinegar.

Click here to get the recipes for pink, brown and green.

Need more Easter decorating ideas? Check out this clever use for a rubber band  and our tutorial on creating a floral tablerunner.

COMMENTS

  1. Sharon

    These directions aren’t complete. It doesn’t indicate if the water should be warm when you add the eggs or how long to leave the eggs in the dye.

    April 6, 2013 at 10:31 am

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