Different Methods to Dye Easter Eggs
Easter is coming up and that means it’s time to break out the egg dye! However, this year, we are getting more creative with our process. We’re experimenting with different food and natural ways to dye Easter eggs. Check out these 9 unique examples.
Whipped Cream: Lay out a bad of whipped cream and use food coloring to create a design. Roll your hard-boiled eggs over the bed of cream and watch the colors transfer to the eggs. Let the eggs dry then clean off any leftover cream.
Fruits or Veggies: Beets, blueberries, spinach, and more work great for this method. Simmer fruits or veggies in a cup of water with a drizzle of vinegar to create the colors. Soak eggs overnight in dye in the refrigerator for the most rich color. For lighter coloring results, soak for just a few minutes.
Baking Soda: Use baking soda for a fun, unique design on your dyed eggs. Food coloring, baking soda, and vinegar is all you need.
Rice: Start by dying plain rice with food coloring. Once the dye is evenly distributed stick a hard-boiled egg in the rice and shake. It’s best to use a cup or plastic bag. You’ll end up with a cool speckled dyed egg. You can even mix colors of dyed rice for a more fun result.
Instant Pot: With an Intant Pot you don’t even need to hard boil the eggs beforehand, simply cook them in the dye. Use glass pint canning jars inside your Instant Pot to avoid stainning, fill each with dye, egg, and water. Add 2 tablespoons of white vinegar and at least 10 drops of food coloring to each jar. Top off the jars with enough water to cover the eggs. Put a rack on the bottom of your Instant Pot, place your jars on the rack and cook for 6 minutes. Dunk each egg in ice water to cool and let dry.
Ground Tumeric or Cumin: Ground tumeric or cumin are fun natural ingredients to use to dye your eggs. They create a bright yellow, very appropriate for the colors of spring and Easter.
Juice: Depending on the color you’re looking for, grape juice and other fruit juices can be used to dye eggs. Grape juice gives you a lovely dark blue.
Coffee: Brewed coffee is another natural ingredient that’s great for Easter eggs. Shades and colors vary depending on the type of coffee you use.
Get creative with your Easter eggs this year. There are so many fun ways to experiment with the whole family involved. Check out some of these great examples or use a fun idea of your own. Either way visit your local store for many natural dye options or visit us online.