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  1. Right on. I will try again this year (had pretty disappointing results last year with natural dyes but your pics + instructions are great!)…

  2. Cool! I probably won’t dye eggs this year, since the ones I like are brown and I don’t have kids… but I’ll be sure to keep this in mind for the future.

    I also am planning to get chickens in the next few months, and one of the varieties I’m after is an “Easter Egger.” She’ll lay eggs in a shade of blue or green. I’m excited about that!


  3. Awesome! Thank you Thank you Thank you! I remember seeing a few of these last year, but none that I loved and I was not relishing going back to search. So glad to know that you tried this and they worked well. I now have a use for the bulk chili powder I bought 5 years ago (product that I really don’t need in bulk). And, I am excited to try blueberries and turmeric for making other green foods…like cupcake frosting!

  4. Thanks so much! I just came back from the co-op with w/ 3 dozen free range, local white eggs and wanted to find a more natural way to dye them.

    Love your blog :-)


  5. I read this just in time! I am going to give this a go this weekend! Beautiful picture of the eggs, by the way!

  6. You get best, most intense green from cold Mate tea (that’s important! Hot tea will only result in a pale brownish yellow – not very exiting). Let it sit overnight to intensify the color. Strangely, I haven’t seen this anywhere on the net. Thought I’d share it, since I finally found a way to dye my eastereggs blue here.

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  7. Good Afternoon everyone,

    I saw the article about Easter and think it is great that so many people are buys making plans and getting excited about the festivities. My sister is coming home from America for Easter, so everyone is looking forward to seeing her. Easter is one of those religious festivals that can turn out to be quite stressful, what with all the family over demanding attention, and having to cook lunch for everyone… the list goes on. I always find Easter greetings cards quite expensive, and I really don’t like giving my hard earned cash to those big greetings card companies. So I may have found an alternative solution in the form of electronic greetings cards. Not only do they save paper, and stamps, but as long as you opt for a free site then the Easter e-Card is going to be free. I have done my research and have found a really lovely Free Easter e-Card site. I like this site as I found it so easy to use, which is great because I am not very confident with computers, also I liked the wide range of choice of cards they offer. There are loads of e-Card sites out there, so it maybe worth doing your own research in order to find the best one. Hope everyone has a great Easter whatever you decide to get up to.

  8. Oh, I love this post! We will be out of town for Easter but we’ll definitely use this information for next year. I always enjoying coming to your blog – I learn something every time! Thanks so much!

  9. This is so awesome!
    I shared this link on Being Savvy Halifax!

  10. How very timely and useful. :)


  11. We won’t be dyeing any eggs this year, but I’m glad you put this tutorial up. Maybe we’ll have a chance to give it a go next year!



  12. I’ve had trouble getting red dyes. I’ve had no luck with red cabbage, red onions, or beets. Even raspberries didn’t color the egg, or turned it purple when I added alum to the dye. I picked up a few new ideas from your post to try. Love your method of mixing several different pigments to get a new color – the possibilities are endless!



  13. I was never able to get red cabbage to give me a blue egg till found a site that said you have to leave it in the cooking water till the next morning. I have always simmered my eggs in the water with the coloring agent, usually getting mottled colors from their uneven contact with the egg. I seem to find that letting eggs stand in the paprika water also strengthens the color.

    I assume that after twenty minutes of simmering, the eggs are thoroughly sterilized, and that if covered while they cool off they are unlikely to become re-infected.



  14. Gonna try this tomorrow – thanks for the perfectly times inspiration. Down with Paas!

  15. Thanks. Someone on twitter pointed me to this post and it was exactly what I was looking for. Looking forward to becoming a more regular reader

  16. did you see my Passover eggs? They came out really cool, using onion skins and cilantro leaves….

    great fun post!:-)









  17. Hi! I just made these with my kids following the directions given. The tumeric turned the eggs a really nice yellow, and red cabbage turned them a beautiful blue, but the chili powder made them a dull tan — was hoping for reddish orange.

    We had to leave them in the boiling water for way longer than 20-30 minutes to get a decent color.




  18. These all sound great, but I only needed to dye two eggs for my son’s pre-school Easter egg hunt tomorrow, which I actually just remembered about now! So I just put 1/4 cup of frozen blueberries in a bowl with a little bit of cold water and swirled the eggs around in the water and smashed the blueberries on the eggs! And they came out a beautiful purple! Then I put some vinegar on my fingers and flicked them over the egg, which created great pink and dark blue splotches! This is the easiest way to go in a pinch! But thanks for your suggestions as they got me going!




  19. i remember using onion skins to dye eastereggs. when you wrap onions skins around the egg, securing the skins with some netting/old panty hose and leave the egg in the water which also has been boiled with onion skins for a while, you get some interesting patterns in a yellow-brownish color. never tried it with red onions, though.i did this with my children 15-20 years ago…

  20. This is awesome! Thanks so much for sharing. Love this idea.


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