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How To Color Easter Eggs Using Everyday Kitchen Items

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kearthevents Britt Bickel
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Easter is just days away, which means gathering the kids around the table for the annual tradition of coloring Easter eggs!

Instead of buying overpriced egg dyeing kits at the store, we found a useful tip courtesy of GoodHousekeeping.com on how to use everyday kitchen items to make your own easy, all-natural dye to color hard-boiled eggs for the holiday.

Pink

What you’ll need: 1 medium beet, chopped; 2 cups of water; 2 Tbsp. of white vinegar

How to make: Bring all the ingredients to a boil in a pot and let simmer 30 minutes. Cool to room temperature, remove beet chunks, and pour the liquid into a mason jar. Place a hard-boiled egg in the dye for a few minutes to a few hours depending on the color you desire.

Blue

What you’ll need: 1/4 head red cabbage, chopped; 4 cups of water; 2 Tbsp. of white vinegar

How to make: Place all ingredients into a medium pot and heat until water boils; simmer 25 minutes. Cool to room temperature, strain, and pour into small jars. Leave a hard-boiled egg in the dye overnight to get a royal blue color!

Mustard Yellow

What you’ll need: 4 Tbps. turmeric; 2 cups of water; 2 Tbsp. white vinegar

How to make: Heat all ingredients in a small pot until boiling; simmer 15 minutes. Cool the mixture and pour into a mason jar. Place a hard-boiled egg in the dye 1-5 minutes for a golden or burnt orange hue.

Pale Yellow

What you’ll need: 1 cup chopped carrots; 2 cups of water; 2 Tbsp. white vinegar

How to make: Heat all ingredients in a small pot until boiling; simmer 15 minutes then strain. Leave a hard-boiled egg in the dye overnight for a festive yellow color.

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