Creative, natural, and fun ways to dye easter eggs. This post got me thinking about DIY natural food dyes for baking and cooking.

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Easter eggs 2012(2)

With Easter approaching I thought I’d share this previous post. If you have time, you really must try this, whether you have kids or not. It’s, well, super groovy. (Oh, and you can check out last year’s batch here.)

Last year I was searching for something different than the tired old Easter egg packets with the tablets, something that would get the kids more engaged and that would use only natural dyes. I came across a very cool project, tried it with the kids, and was stunned by how well it came out. Here’s how to do it.

First, prepare your dyes. Fill a number of pots with just enough water to cover an egg, then add your dye ingredients. You have a wide variety of choices.

  • Onion skins will give you a rich rust-brown color, redder if you use a combination of yellow and red onions.
  • Red cabbage…

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