How to naturally dye easter eggs

If you have kids at home, at some point this week you’ll most likely be coloring Easter Eggs with your little ones. You’ve seen the easy dye-kits at the supermarket containing vials of artificial food coloring, but this year we’re on a quest to find a more natural, sustainable method for coloring eggs.

Turns out one of our favorite bloggers, Kaley Ann, has mastered naturally-dyed Easter eggs and suggested a few options to try.

1. Use ingredients in your fridge and pantry.

Kaley may have stumbled upon this idea by accident but we think it’s brilliant – and not to mention safe and fun for the kids.

Select ingredients from the list below and boil in a small pot for 10 minutes with salt. Then pour the boiled liquid into mason jars, and add vinegar and hard-boiled eggs. Let the eggs sit in your homemade dye for a few hours, or leave over night for a more vibrant color.


Naturally Dyed Easter Eggs

For BLUE:
2 cups of chopped purple cabbage
2 cups of water
1 tablespoon salt
1 tablespoon vinegar

For GREY-BLUE:
2-3 cups of blueberries
2 cups of water
1 tablespoon salt
1 tablespoon vinegar

For PINK:
1 beet, chopped
2 cups of water
1 tablespoon salt
1 tablespoon vinegar

For ORANGE:
1-2 tablespoons of paprika
2 cups of water
1 tablespoon salt
1 tablespoon vinegar

For YELLOW:
1-2 tablespoons of turmeric
2 cups of water
1 tablespoon salt
1 tablespoon vinegar

For GREEN:
3 cups of chopped spinach
2 cups of water
1 tablespoon salt
1 tablespoon vinegar


2. Create ombre eggs.

Using the same method above, but remove an egg from the dye every hour or so. When you’re finished, your eggs can be arranged to create a beautiful gradient of color.

Kaley’s favorite ingredient to use for this is purple cabbage to create eggs in blue hues.
Naturally Dyed Easter Eggs in Blue

3. Keep them au naturel.

If you have access to a local farmers market that sells farm fresh eggs, you can try the ultimate natural Easter egg solution.
Natural Eggs
Just go pick out an array of beautiful farm fresh eggs in soft hues. From subtle blush tones to sea-foam greens to misty aquas, nature has already done the work for you!

Do you have any natural dye secrets to share? We’d love to hear them. Comment below.