Tue, Apr 07 2009 at 8:00 AM
Tis the season for Easter bonnets, candy baskets, and egg dyeing. If you love to dye eggs with your kids, keep it green by using natural ingredients to dye your eggs instead of those garish store bought varieties. It's easier (and cheaper) than you think! Just raid your refrigerator and pantry for these ingredients:
- Yellow: Onion skins, turmeric, lemon peels, saffron
- Red: Beets, cranberries, paprika, raspberries
- Purple: Red wine, red cabbage
- Green: Spinach
- Blue: Blueberries
- Brown: Coffee, tea
Simply boil the ingredient in some water (with a little vinegar added) for about 15 minutes. Allow the mixture to cool, strain the liquid and pour into cups for dipping. Small kitch cups make great dye vats, as do applesauce cups and yogurt containers. Add a little oil for your dye to create a marbled effect. Dip your way to all-natural eco Easter egg fun!
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