Natural Dyed Easter Eggs
Recipe type: Craft
Cuisine: Eggs!
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Serves: 6
Use natural ingredients to dye Easter eggs. Dyeing time is anywhere from ½ hour to 24 hours.
  • For rust colour: yellow onion skins from 2-4 medium onions
  • For gray colour: grated beets (2-4 medium unpeeled beets)
  • 4 cups water for each batch
  • 1 tbsp white vinegar for each batch
  • small pot
  • strainer
  • 6 hard-boiled eggs
  • 6 pieces of greenery or flowers to place on eggs
  • 6 pieces (or toes) of nylon stocking or cheesecloth to cover each egg
  • 6 twist ties or pieces of string to tie them up
  1. Place onion skins or beets in a medium saucepan and add water.
  2. Cover pot. Bring to a boil and simmer for about 20 minutes.
  3. While dye is simmering, prepare each egg. Drape with a piece of greenery or flower, cover it with the nylon stocking or cheesecloth and tie with the twist tie or string.
  4. Strain the dye and return the liquid to the pot. Add 1 tbsp white vinegar.
  5. Add the wrapped hard-boiled eggs. Leave in as long as necessary to achieve desired depth of colour, from 20 minutes to 24hours.
  6. When desired colour is achieved, remove covering and greenery. Rinse with cold water and allow to dry.
  7. Eggs can be kept indefinitely if allowed to dry in a well-ventilated area, and turned every few months. If you wish to eat them, do so within a few days.
Recipe by Health Against The Grain at