This Easter season I did something I have been thinking about for a long time.
I dyed eggs.
Start with this:
Add some vinegar, five 3 year-olds, and let sit for. . .a bit.
Then, you get this:
We used blueberries, tumeric, carrots, spinach, onions, chili peppers, and beets. My favorite results came from the berries, onions and beets. Try this site for some instructions to try it on your own. I really want to try some natural dyes for cake frosting. Maybe this weekend. Chris has a birthday coming up.
The girls loved it (almost as much as I did) and had only slight issues in choosing which eggs to take home. I am definitely doing this next year, it was way more fun than regular food dye (which is just so. . .predictable!). Plus, I had little tasting bowls of all the ingredients for the kids to snack on while we dyed each kind. Well, I skipped the tumeric bowl and hot chili bowl. I know, so boring. Next time I want to try orange peel, grass, some flowers (maybe dandelions? The kids could pick them in the yard. . .if we celebrated Easter in May. . .hmmm) and herbal tea.
**Oh and a tip: if using carrots or spinach, you really should boil them. As per the instructions. I got bored of boiling stuff. They didn't really work well. The carrots were really faint and the raw spinach did nothing.