This Easter, skip the store-bought egg-dyeing kit and experiment with natural dyes found in your own kitchen. Natural dyes provide a depth and variety of color and tone that the packaged, tablet dyes can’t deliver. Plus, everyone will have an opportunity to see how everyday foods can be used to create beautiful treasures for the Easter morning egg hunt.
You can also experiment with a variety of embellishments.
(Note: Wear smocks or aprons for this project to avoid
staining your clothes and be prepared for some odors. Also, I
wouldn't recommend eating hard-boiled eggs that have been dyed
using this method because they may have taken on the flavor of the
materials used in the dye. Beet-flavored eggs? Yikes.)
Caitlin Murray Giles is a full-time mother of three and part-time freelance writer living in Wicker Park.
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