Decorating Easter eggs was always a huge thing when I was a kid and for years I’ve been sharing that tradition with my own daughter, who recently turned eight. When she was a toddler, I started experimenting with naturally dyed Easter eggs, using things like onion skins and coffee grounds to create beautiful colours.
It’s always fun to see how the colours and patterns will turn out — like opening up a gift on Christmas morning! I can’t wait for our egg decorating day this year.
One of the best things about naturally dyed Easter eggs is that you probably have everything you need in your house right now. From spices to veggies, the only other things you really need might be vinegar, hot water, and some other bits of nature like flowers and such.
The only thing to keep in mind when you’re dying eggs like this with kids, is that most recipes will ask you to have the eggs wait overnight to get the right hue, so be sure to prep eager little minds with the knowledge that it’s a process that could take a day or so.
There are lots of incredible effects that you can create when you dye your eggs with veggies and spices from your kitchen, so I wanted to share a few of the most interesting examples I’ve used as inspiration over the years.
via Magnesium Blue
via Camille Styles
via Dreamy Whites
via Design Mom
via Kootenay Co-Op
via Design Mom
Check out your favourites and get crackin’! Ok, don’t ACTUALLY get cracking until you’re reading to eat the eggs, but you get the idea 😉
If you end up making some naturally dyed Easter eggs this year, share them on Instagram with the tag #sofawned and we’ll come take a peek!