In our family, we always have reddish-brown Easter eggs. We are Armenian and the Armenians dye their eggs this color using yellow onion skins. My aunt still does this every year. It’s not the most exciting for kids though.
Lesson #5 – Turmeric “stains” your pot. I think it’s actually that the turmeric is really hard to get off. Make this color last!
Lesson #7 – The red cabbage dyes the eggs pretty quickly. The rest we let sit in the coloring overnight in the refrigerator. Turmeric did well, but something weird happened with the others, especially the beets.
For more green Easter ideas, check out Big Green Purse’s Easter Blog Carnival!
Update 4/7/12: For more ideas on how to dye Easter Eggs naturally, check out Kelley’s Passion for Nutrition.
This post is part of Frugal Days Sustainable Ways and Crunchy Betty’s Outside the box Tuesday.