Make Easter Eggs Dyed with Turmeric and get all-natural, vibrant yellow eggs! These Easter Eggs are gorgeous, easy, and free from all chemicals and artificial colors! Make them with your kids for a fun holiday activity!
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Easter Eggs Dyed with Turmeric
You are going to be thrilled with these beautiful, bright yellow eggs that are 100% all-natural. You don't need any artificial yellow dye to make these Easter Eggs shine!
These Easter Eggs colored with natural ingredients are the fourth and last in a series I'm sharing with Natural Dye Easter Eggs.
These stunning and colorful turmeric-dyed Easter eggs are all made without any artificial food coloring! Wouldn't they be perfect in an Easter basket?
To create these all naturally colored eggs, you'll only need a handful of staple ingredients plus something for the color (teas, blackberries, beets, ground turmeric, etc.).
Turmeric - Turmeric is found in the spices aisle of most grocery stores or you can buy it online here.
White Vinegar - the acid in the vinegar helps the color bind to the eggshell. Without the vinegar, the color will not be as intense.
Boiled Eggs - Hard-boil the eggs ahead of time and allow them to cool to room temperature so you can handle them. I share how I make boiled eggs in my Instant Pot here.
You don't need anything special to make these natural dyes.
- Pot or saucepan to boil the water and the turmeric.
- A large glass bowl for soaking the eggs
- Slotted spoon
How to Make Easter Eggs Dyed with Turmeric
- Add the turmeric powder and water to a pot. Stir and bring to a boil.
- Once the turmeric has fully dissolved and the water has reached the boiling state (about ten minutes), remove it from the heat.
- Add the vinegar and stir.
- Add the eggs, ensuring they’re completely covered by the liquid.
- Let them sit in the dye until the desired color is reached. We left ours for 8 hours and dyed 12 at once in a large bowl.
- Lightly swish the eggs in the liquid as you bring them out of the dye to ensure no foam or bubbles stick to it. Place on paper towels or on a cooling rack to dry.
- Have fun!
Of all of the natural dye eggs I've shared, these turmeric eggs were easily had the most vibrant hue. If you look closely, they not only were a very bright yellow, but some also had specks of orange that gave them so much character.
- These yellow eggs will dye fairly evenly but will come out with some orange speckles from the turmeric and it’s very pretty.
- It’s important you measure the vinegar accurately. Too little and the eggs won’t hold the dye well. Too much, and the vinegar will start eating the shell of the egg.
- If you'd like varying shades of yellow, add them all to the dye at the same time, but take out a few a different times to get varying hues. These are really fun to experiment with.
- You can use crayons or clear wax to draw designs on the eggs before coloring them and you'll end up with fun shapes!
- Place the eggs on paper towels to dry. After a few minutes, turn them over so they dry evenly on all sides.
More All-Natural Easter Egg Variations
- Brown/Orange Eggs: Black Tea Dyed Easter Eggs
- Pink/Purple Eggs: Easter Eggs Dyed with Beet Dye
- Blue/Purple Eggs: Easter Eggs Dyed with Blackberries