Egg coloring workshop at home
Who says Easter, says colored Easter eggs ;-)
And what better way than to use nature to do it?
For 6 eggs, the pack contains :
6 red onions peelings. The more peels, the better the color.
In addition, you will need:
stickers (which you no longer care about)
leaves from the garden (oak, nettle, flat parsley...)
2 tablespoons of vinegar
thread (or rubber band)
1-2 tbsp. salt
- Put peelings in a saucepan, cover with cold water and add 2 tablespoons of vinegar. Bring to a boil.
- Lower the heat and cook for at least 30-45 minutes. The longer you cook the peels, the more intense your dye will be.
- Let cool (you can let the peels steep for a few hours or overnight).
- Strain (if you want a more uniform color) or leave the peels in for a more intense color.
- Take the eggs out of the fridge so that they are at room temperature. Wash them thoroughly.
- Cut sticky pieces to the size of the eggs.
- Use leaves from the garden (e.g. oak, flat parsley, nettle,...)
- Place a leaf on an egg. Close it with a piece of sticky tape. The leaf must "stick" to the egg. Close the sticker with the thread.
- To color the egg: add 1-2 teaspoons of salt to the dye and then place the eggs (with or without decorations) in the dye. They must be completely immersed.
- Then bring to a boil and cook for 7-10 minutes (maximum 15 minutes). You can also leave them in the dye so that the color becomes more intense.
They are beautiful!
The MagicTip: you can color the eggs with other natural dyes (it is better if the eggs are white) using : saffron or turmeric, lemon, orange, nettle, spinach, red cabbage, beet juice... You will get yellow, green, blue or pink ;-)