Natural Easter Egg Dyes
Forget store-bought, artificial dyes this Easter: everything you need to color your Easter eggs is right in your own kitchen! Not only are all-natural dyes inexpensive, they're good for the environment, too.
Want to sneak in a little more learning? You can turn this activity into a simple science experiment by inviting your child to make a hypothesis, or educated guess, about what color he thinks each ingredient will dye the eggs. The results might surprise you!
The ingredients listed below are just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to natural dyes. See the end of this activity for more ingredient ideas.
What You Need:
- 3 or more raw white or brown eggs (brown eggs come out a darker shade)
- 1 teaspoon turmeric
- 2 bags passion tea (containing hibiscus flowers), paper tabs removed
- 2 bags rooibos tea (African red bush tea), paper tabs removed
- 3 teaspoons white vinegar
- Slotted spoon
- 3 small pots
- Ice cubes (optional)