Today my mom, sis, Norah, and I dyed Easter eggs. We skipped the artificial food coloring and made our own dyes. I never liked chemistry class but this experiment was so much fun! And messy. I think I may have permanently dyed mom’s white porcelain sink.
My favorite was an earthy green we got from mixing turmeric and boiled red cabbage. We discovered a lovely blue from one of the concoctions–I think it was baking soda, beets, and red cabbage. We wrapped one egg in red onion peels and dropped in hot water giving us a speckly tye-die egg. Spinach and daffodils yielded a pale yellow. We put rubber bands on a few eggs before dying for variation. Norah enjoyed crushing the blueberries and spinning an egg around in the beets. One note: dropping a white egg in coffee simply makes a brown egg. I already had brown eggs in the fridge. Doh.