Egg dyeing is a fun way to celebrate this time of year - and it’s a tradition that goes way back - as much as 5,000 years when Persians celebrated springtime with eggs colored with plant-based dyes. Plant dyes can be just as useful today and they’re plentiful; in fact you very well might have dye-worthy ingredients in your kitchen already!
|pink||beets||1 bunch, washed and sliced|
|rust||onion skins||skins from 6 red or yellow onions|
|bright yellow||turmeric powder||2 - 3 tablespoons|
|turquoise||red cabbage||1 large cabbage, grated and sliced|
|pale orange||curry powder||2 tablespoons|
You will also need:
Hot bath method
Decorating your eggs
Adapted from a recipe by the National Cooperative Grocers Association. Original post, more color ideas, and more photos at strongertogether.coop.
Keywords: kids recipes, Easter, natural egg dyes, non-toxic