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Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Easy Natural Easter Egg Dyeing

As Easter Sunday is fast approaching it's time agin to dye Easter eggs! This year why not skip the pre-packaged dyes and make your own natural dyes! The prep time for making your own egg dye takes a little extra time but the results are so beautiful and a lot more natural not to mention much safer for you and your family to eat! And the best part is you probably already have most of the supplies in your pantry!

Follow these directions to prepare your dye in four beautiful natural colors!

PINK
1 15-ounce jar beets
1 cup water
1 teaspoon vinegar
Bring beets and water to boil, let simmer for 5 minutes. Pour through a colander into a bowl to retain the liquid. Cook, then stir in vinegar. 

YELLOW
1 tablespoon turmeric or curry powder
2 cups water
Bring spice and water to a boil, let simmer for 5 minutes. Cool.

GREEN
1 cup water
3 chlorophyll capsules (available at vitamin or health food stores)
Bring water to a boil, the remove from heat. Open up the capsules and stir the contents into the water. Cool 

BLUE
2 cups frozen blueberries
2 cups water
1 teaspoon vinegar
Bring blueberries and water to a boil, let simmer for 5 minutes. Pour through a colander into a to retain the liquid. Cool, then stir in vinegar. 

It will take about 5 to 15 minutes depending on how deep you want the colors for the dye to set. Remember you can wrap eggs with rubber bands or decorate them with stickers and peel them off after dyeing to leave beautiful white designs behind. 

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