2 KASA This Morning – Monday, April 14thApril 14th, 2014 at 5:19 am by Matt Mauro under 2 KASA This Morning
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MOMMY MCGYVER BLOG
As moms, we have been paying more and more attention to all the chemicals in our environment and food and the effects it could possibly be having on our kids. So we feel the less amount of exposure we have to chemicals the better but that leaves us with a dilemma when it’s time to dye our Easter eggs. Well, instead of ditching amazing traditions let’s just tweak them a bit! Here are directions for making beautiful, soft, earthy Easter eggs with natural food dyes. It takes a little more time but the results are spectacular!
Natural Dye Materials: Purple Cabbage, Turmeric, Paprika, Blueberries, Beets, Red Onions, Coffee, Chlorophyll, Juices, (There are many more! Anything with a strong pigment will work!)
1. For every color, bring 2 cups of water to boil and add 2 cups of fruit or veggie or 2-3 tablespoons of spices.
2. Let simmer for 20 minutes or until water turns to desired color.
3. Strain the natural dye material from the water and discard. Put the colored water in the fridge to cool. This is very important so when you add your eggs they won’t spoil.
4. Boil your eggs.
5. Label mason jars with dye material.
6. Pour dye into jar and add 1 -2 tablespoons of vinegar
7. Add your eggs! Refrigerate for least 24 hours.
8. When eggs are desired color rinse and dry.
9. Rub with oil for a shiny finish.