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Easter is coming! Have you and your kids dyed your eggs? Repurpose Compostables, has some fantastic Easter Egg Dying tips using vegetables, water and vinegar! 

Related: 6 easy easter egg decorating ideas

Natural egg dye options:

You can create a virtual rainbow with natural dyes. No need to buy and egg dying kit, just open the fridge.

  • Boiled Spinach leaves create a light green
  • Beet Juice can turn an egg Grey to light violet
  • Boiled Red Cabbage Leaves make a great blue
  • Yellow Onion Skins boiled turns eggs a vibrant orange
  • Red Onion Skins create a bright pink or red

What else you will need to dye eggs naturally:

Organic eggs (locally sources is the best option)
Repurpose Compostables cold cups (one for each egg) or a bowl to hold the dye and eggs

Directions for dying eggs naturally:

  • Place eggs in a large pot with enough cold water to cover the eggs by at least one inch. 
  • Bring the water to a boil and then reduce to medium high heat and cook eggs for 10 minutes. 
  • Remove pot from heat and place eggs in ice cold water to chill. In each Repurpose cup, add one Tbsp. of vinegar and egg dye. 
  • Fill the cup 2/3-3/4 full with warm water. 
  • Place each egg, once cooled, into each cup, allowing them to soak for about 15 minutes each. 
  • Then, take out to air dry. 
  • Mix the dyes for fun new colors!
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Getting ready for Easter is so fun. Momtrends Tip: Before you start this project, be sure to clear a table and spread out some old papers, even natural dyes can get messy. This is a way to make the kids enjoy nature and the process. Enjoy and happy Easter! 


Photo Credit: Your Home Based Mom

Natural Colors: No time to run to the store for food coloring? No problem! You can dye your eggs at home with items you may have in your pantry.


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Use Pinterest to save your favorite entertaining ideas. Be sure to follow our Easter Pinterest board here.

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