Naturally Dyed Easter Eggs
Yields1 Serving
 2 dozen white eggs
 34 cups water for each dye bath (enough to cover the eggs)
 2 tbsp white vinegar for each dye bath
Dye Elements
 34 ellow onions (skins only)
 34 red onions (skins only)
 34 avocados (washed pits and skins only)
 12 medium to large beets (chopped)
 12 cups used coffee grounds
 56 tbsp ground turmeric
 tops and greens of one bunch of carrots (chopped)
Materials
 multiple pots
 spoons
 measuring cup
 measuring spoons
 knife
 cutting board
1

Prep your dye baths: Get out your ingredients and pots, and prepare your dye elements.

2

In individual pots, place each dye element (e.g. beets have their own pot) with 3-4 cups of water.

3

Bring each pot to a boil, then lower heat to simmer for ~1 hour to extract the color from the dye elements.

4

While dye elements and water simmer, boil your eggs for 8-10 minutes in a large pot with enough water to fully cover the eggs. Remove from heat.

5

After dye elements and water have simmered for ~1 hour, completely strain out and discard/compost plant matter from each of your dye baths, reserving the liquid. (Be careful, it will be HOT!)

6

To each pot of dye bath, add 2 tablespoons of white vinegar.

7

Place previously boiled eggs in each hot dye bath.

8

Let your eggs sit in the dye bath. The longer they sit, the
darker the color will become. Start with 20 minutes and then check eggs for desired color. The eggs can sit in the dye bath for up to 24 hours if the darkest color is desired.

9

Remove eggs from each dye bath and let dry on a paper towel or in the egg carton.

10

After drying, to achieve a sleeker presentation, rub coconut or olive oil on the eggs.

11

You are now a natural dyer! Place your eggs in a location to admire your creation.

Ingredients

 2 dozen white eggs
 34 cups water for each dye bath (enough to cover the eggs)
 2 tbsp white vinegar for each dye bath
Dye Elements
 34 ellow onions (skins only)
 34 red onions (skins only)
 34 avocados (washed pits and skins only)
 12 medium to large beets (chopped)
 12 cups used coffee grounds
 56 tbsp ground turmeric
 tops and greens of one bunch of carrots (chopped)
Materials
 multiple pots
 spoons
 measuring cup
 measuring spoons
 knife
 cutting board

Directions

1

Prep your dye baths: Get out your ingredients and pots, and prepare your dye elements.

2

In individual pots, place each dye element (e.g. beets have their own pot) with 3-4 cups of water.

3

Bring each pot to a boil, then lower heat to simmer for ~1 hour to extract the color from the dye elements.

4

While dye elements and water simmer, boil your eggs for 8-10 minutes in a large pot with enough water to fully cover the eggs. Remove from heat.

5

After dye elements and water have simmered for ~1 hour, completely strain out and discard/compost plant matter from each of your dye baths, reserving the liquid. (Be careful, it will be HOT!)

6

To each pot of dye bath, add 2 tablespoons of white vinegar.

7

Place previously boiled eggs in each hot dye bath.

8

Let your eggs sit in the dye bath. The longer they sit, the
darker the color will become. Start with 20 minutes and then check eggs for desired color. The eggs can sit in the dye bath for up to 24 hours if the darkest color is desired.

9

Remove eggs from each dye bath and let dry on a paper towel or in the egg carton.

10

After drying, to achieve a sleeker presentation, rub coconut or olive oil on the eggs.

11

You are now a natural dyer! Place your eggs in a location to admire your creation.

Naturally Dyed Easter Eggs

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