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Easter Eggs Dyed with Blackberries


Description

Using all-natural dye, you can make the most gorgeous Easter Eggs Dyed with Blackberries. Change things up this Easter with this fun craft that omits all the chemicals and artificial colors from the egg-dying tradition!


Ingredients

Scale
  • 1 Quart Water
  • 4 Cups Blackberries
  • 1 Cup Vinegar
  • 12 Boiled Eggs

Instructions

  1. Add the water and blackberries to a large pot and bring to a boil. Turn them down and let them simmer for about 5 minutes.
  2. Smash the blackberries, then stir and let them simmer for another 5 minutes.
  3. Strain the solids out of the mixture and add the vinegar to the remaining liquid.
  4. Add the boiled eggs to the liquid and let them set in the dye until they reach the color you desire. I left them in the dye for about 8 hours.
  5. Use a spoon to remove any accumulated foam from the top of the dye and gently remove the eggs from the bowl with a slotted spoon.
  6. Place them on paper towels to dry. Flip them over after a few minutes onto new, dry paper towels for them to finish drying.
  7. Have fun!

Notes

  • Some other recipes on the internet call for only 1 tablespoon of vinegar and when we tried that, it didn’t allow the dye to really cling to the eggs. So, it’s imperative that you use enough vinegar in your mixture. However, don’t go overboard (more than 1 cup) or the vinegar could actually eat through the shell of the egg.
  • We dyed about 12 eggs at once, but you can dye however many you want, you just might have to do it in batches like you would with most dying techniques.
  • These eggs were left in the dye for about 8 hours. You can play with how long you want your eggs in the dye depending on the depth of color you like. You will get varying shades of color as you would with any dying technique.
  • If you want to skip a few steps, you can use fresh (unboiled) eggs and boil them in the blackberry mixture as you prepare it. You’ll want to increase the cooking time of the blackberries to about 30 minutes with this method.
  • To dry the eggs, place them on paper towels. After a few minutes, flip them over and remove the damp towels so they can fully dry.
  • With this natural dying process, the eggs will not be perfect. Each egg will have its own unique design and color pattern.
  • If your eggs crack when you boil them, I don't recommend dying them. Consider eating those a snack or save them for another recipe (like my favorite potato salad).
  • I used store-bought white eggs to make our Easter eggs. If you use brown eggs, you will get an entirely different palette of darker colors.
  • Prep Time: 10
  • Cook Time: 10
  • Category: Decorative
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: natural dye, natural blackberry dye, natural Easter Eggs Dye, Natural Egg Dye, blackberry dye, all natural Easter Egg dye,

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