It's time for a Do it Yourself guide to dyes.
Dyeing Easter eggs is a family tradition. Store bought dyes are easy but have you thought about making your own dyes? Many ingredients may already be in your kitchen or flower garden! KSLA News 12 Creative Services Director Jeffrey Goodwin shows us how easy it is to make your own homemade Easter egg dyes.
2 loose cups of yellow onion paper (the outer skin of a yellow onion)
2 cups of yellow onion paper
2 Tbsp. paprika
Yellow with a hint of green
2 Tbsp. tumeric
4 Tbsp. dried calendua (marigold)
4. Tbsp. chamomile
2 Tbsp. dried nettles
Green with a hint of brown
4 Tbsp. dried lavender
4 Tbsp. dried hibscus flower
Hard boiled eggs. Add a splash of vinegar to the eggs to help the dye adhere.
1 1/2 c. water per pot
5 empty jars (preferably ball jars), coffee filters and large rubber bands
10 Tbsp. vinegar
Put water into pot. To each pot, add the dye ingredients. Bring to a boil. Simmer for 15 minutes. While the ingredients are simmering, cover the jars with the coffee filters and secure with rubber bands. Strain the dyes into the ball jars. Keep the liquid. Dispose of the rest. Add 2 Tbsp. of vinegar to each jar. Place eggs in jars carefully. Let sit for at least 2 hours in the fridge. The longer, the better! Remove eggs from jars and let dry.
Make these homemade dyes to create Easter eggs to use decorations along with these from scratch chocolate bunnies.
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