Natural Easter Egg Dye

With Easter sneaking up on us, this natural Easter egg dye will be perfect for dyeing all your Easter eggs! Kids will have so much fun experimenting with different natural dyes to see what different results they can create. Below you will find step by step directions to make your very own natural Easter egg dye.

Natural Easter Egg Dye

For more Easter egg dye recipes, be sure to check out this recipe for dying Easter eggs with oil and water!

You might also want to check out our top tips for perfectly dyed Easter eggs

Easter Egg Dye

This natural Easter egg dye is so much fun to experiment with. Kids will be amazed to see how differently each of the egg comes out after being dyed!

Scroll down below for the full recipe of how to make your own natural Easter egg dye!

Natural Easter Egg Dye Recipe

Natural Easter egg dye

Supplies needed for Easter egg dye

  • 5 hard-boiled eggs
  • 5 pints water, divided
  • 5 tablespoons salt, divided
  • 10 tablespoons vinegar, divided
  • 1 cup blueberries, fresh or frozen
  • 1 cup beets, sliced
  • 1 cup spinach, fresh or frozen
  • 1 cup red cabbage, chopped
  • 1 cup grape juice

Directions to make your own Easter egg dye

STEP 1: Prepare ingredients in pan

To get started, we need to prepare the ingredients in a saucepan. The ingredients listed above will be divided 5 ways to make the 5 different natural dyes. 

We are going to start with the light purple eggs. Add 1 pint of water, 1 tablespoon of salt, 2 tablespoons of vinegar, and the blueberries to the saucepan.

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STEP 2: Bring to a boil and strain

Next, bring to a boil and then reduce the heat and let the liquid simmer for about 20 minutes. Strain the blueberries and then pour into a glass jar.

How to use natural dye to dye easter eggs

STEP 3: Soak the Easter egg

Once you've done that, allow it to cool slightly before placing an egg to soak. Allow it to soak for at least 2 hours. The longer you allow it to soak, the darker the colour will turn out.

STEP 4: Repeat for remaining colours

Now, repeat for the remaining colours. The process will be the same, but the product used and time soaked will differ.

For the red eggs, you will use beats. Soak these for at least 6 hours.

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For green eggs, you will use spinach. Soak for at least 6 hours, up to overnight. Do not use the vinegar with this one as it will dilute the colour.

natural egg dye

For blue eggs, you will use red cabbage. Soak these eggs for about 2 hours.

natural dye for Easter eggs

For dark purple eggs, you will use grape juice. Soak these for 4 hours.

dyeing eggs with natural dye

That's it! I hope you enjoy using these recipes for natural Easter egg dye. Dyeing eggs is such a fun project for kids to do over the Easter period. Have fun!

Natural Easter Egg Dye

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