Dye eggs with stuff from the produce aisle | How About Orange

March 13, 2008

Dye eggs with stuff from the produce aisle

Learn how to dye Easter eggs using cabbage, beets, spinach, and all kinds of other things kids hate to eat. Project instructions and lovely photo by Chris at Curbly.

19 comments:

ecomom said...

Sweet! How about these eco friendly ideas for embellishing the eggs naturally? http://www.whatshotfortots.com/ecocrafts.html

elizabeth said...

my grandmother used to dye eggs every year with onion skins. they come out a beautiful red-brown. The produce people just let her take all the loose skins in the bin.

Grandma G said...

Ooooohhhh.... so PRETTY!

Lab Monkey said...

If I dye my eggs and they come out like that, they're staying out all year long. That is GORGEOUS! Now I have a weekend project. Don't tell my friends I'm blowing them off to dye eggs!

JanelleGrace said...

For some reason, I love these subtle colors much more.

Syd said...

What a great idea. I haven't dyed eggs in years. I kind of want to this year just to try this out. Hmmm. But then who would eat all those boiled eggs???

absurdlittlebirds said...

I love these! Years ago (like 20) my grandmother and I dyed eggs using beets & tea. I collected little flowers and plants from the backyard which we pressed against the eggs and then covered them in pantyhose before dipping them. They came out beautiful.

sweetjessie said...

So pretty! I'm going to have to try this with the kids (my son's absolute favorite color EVER is orange).

furrybees said...

You post the best little finds from the net. It's always a pleasure to visit your blog.

Good-Grace said...

I love these eggs! Anything done more "naturally" is just down my alley. Thanks for posting this.

kimbab.sarang said...

these are beautiful and environmentally friendly! love the idea~

Jennifer said...

I love this idea. So simple yet stunning. I think I will try this with my daughter. Thanks for the info. Love your blog!

Allison Fouse said...

So much inspiration... not only in this post, but all of the comments as well!

~ Thank you!

susy said...

I love these! And I love that they are non toxic, and eco. The less ugly stuff we wash down the drain (or get on ourselves!) the better. :)

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http://grevillea.wordpress.com said...

Fun! I think I remember doing this with onion skins as a kid.

Elin said...

These are freakin' gorgeous!

Anonymous said...

I did this before using red onions - also drew design then scraped off the design - left the white coloring of the egg. This looked beautiful!

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