3 Naturally Dyed Easter Egg Tutorials – Using Food Waste and Kitchen Scraps to Dye Eggs!

3 Naturally Dyed Easter Egg Tutorials

Spring is here! One of our favorite annual activities is dyeing Easter eggs with natural dyes. Eggs are the perfect reminder of the changing of seasons, of new birth, of the struggle before the victory… I love the lessons they can teach us. Today I want to show you how to make some of the best naturally dyed Easter eggs using food scraps and kitchen waste to create eco-friendly dyes.

naturally dyed Easter eggs on display

These three simple natural egg dying tutorials are great because many of you will already have these ingredients on hand. I think you will find that this is a delightful way to use up food waste in you kitchen!

You will need spoiled blueberries (start freezing them as you find them,) yellow onion skin, red onion skin, vinegar, water, and eggs. You can find the simple instructions below…

Naturally Dyed Eater Egg Tutorial

Don’t have a microwave for the onion skin dyes? No problem! Simply extract the dye on the stovetop. Use a small sauce pan (increase the volume of your dye stuff and water if necessary to keep it from burning on the bottom of the pot.) Simmer the dye pots until you are happy with the extracted color – 20 minutes is probably a good timeframe to shoot for!

These are 3 different natural dyes you can begin with, but your colors don’t have to end there! Consider what you have around you!

  • Do you have other scraps that might give color?
  • Perhaps purple cabbage, turmeric, beets, spring flowers, coffee, tea,¬†etc?
  • And from there – how can you shift or adjust colors with pH? If you add baking soda or additional vinegar to the dye bath, what happens?

The sky is the limit (and how many egg shells you can get your hands on! Haha!) You can also look for more egg dying ideas on Pinterest. I’ve even created an egg dyeing board that you can check out below!

Want to read more about Natural Dyes? Be sure to check out my FAQ page here!

Have you ever used natural dyes to color eggs? I’d love it if you would comment below with what you used and how it turned out! There is so much room for experimenting and playing with nature’s colors. I’d also love to hear from you if you try this tutorial! You can even tag me in your Instagram photos @borrowingcolor.

xo – Alex

3 Naturally Dyed Easter Egg Tutorials Using Kitchen Scraps and Waste!

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