Dixon at Home: Coloring Eggs with Natural Dyes

Learn how to make natural dye and color your eggs with items in your home kitchen. 

You will need

  • pots
  • eggs
  • spoon
  • measuring cup
  • water
  • container to put dye in (ex: coffee cup)
  • drying rack
  • natural materials: a few options are coffee, strawberries, and grapes.

Directions

STEP 1: Boil eggs. Once they are ready, place them to the side for later.

STEP 2: Take a small amount of the natural material you chose and place it in a pot. Fill with 2 cups of water. Bring water to a boil and allow to simmer for 10 minutes.

STEP 3: Turn off heat and cover for 30 minutes.

STEP 4: Remove food material and pour dye into containers. Refrigerate. When the dye is cold, place hard-boiled eggs into containers and soak them in the refrigerator for up to 24 hours. The longer the eggs soak, the deeper the color.

STEP 5: Remove eggs from the dyes and place them on a drying rack. When dry, place eggs in the refrigerator until it is time to use or hide them!

Try experimenting to create your own variations! Show us your creations by tagging the Dixon on social media or using #DixonatHome 

Click here to download to the worksheet in English. 

Haga clic aquí para descargar la hoja de trabajo en español.


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Posted by Kristen Rambo at 10:00 AM
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