How to Naturally Dye Easter Eggs with Superfood Powders
These easy naturally dyed eggs are colored with the power of natural dyes made from powdered superfoods such as beet and turmeric, and are decorated with nature imprints from plants, flowers, stems, herbs, leaves, and feathers. These naturally dyed easter eggs with nature prints could not be more fun to make and are a perfect spring project for kids!
Throw in some wonderful nature finds and you have yourself some beautifully naturally dyed eggs (with mesmerizing nature prints to boot). And the best part? They are super duper EASY to make and wholly edible thanks to the lack of chemicals that conventional dyes usually contain. It’s a win all around!
How to Make Naturally Dyed Easter Eggs:
Hard boil white eggs; let cool.
Make your natural dyes; let cool. See below for further instruction.
Gather some beautiful leaves, flowers, herbs, stems, feathers or any nature finds you think would make nice prints for your eggs. See below for examples.
Place one nature find on top of one egg, press with one finger as you gently wrap, cover and tie a cheesecloth around the egg, securing the nature find. Repeat with remaining eggs.
Place your cheesecloth covered eggs or plain eggs into your natural dyes.
Let them sit until the desired intensity of color is achieved ( I find 3-6 hours to be the sweet spot!).
Let the eggs dry on a baking rack, unwrap, and enjoy!
How to Make Natural Dye with Beet Powder:
Bring 6 cups of water to boil in a large pot.
Stir in 3 tablespoons vinegar.
Stir in 3 tablespoons beet powder.
Turn off heat and let cool completely before adding eggs.
How to Make Natural Dye with Turmeric Powder:
Bring 6 cups of water to a boil in a large pot.
Stir in 2 1/2 tablespoons vinegar.
Stir in 2 tablespoons turmeric powder.
Turn off heat.
Let cool completely before adding eggs.
How to Decorate Easter Eggs with Nature Prints:
Gather small leaves, flowers, herbs, stems, feathers or any other nature finds you think would look good and fit well on the side of an egg.
Take one hard boiled egg and press your nature find against one side.
Carefully place a small square of cheesecloth over your egg while simultaneously lifting your finger. Press the nature find through the cheesecloth into the palm of your hand as you fully wrap, twist and tie the remaining cheesecloth tightly (see photos below).
Submerge your eggs wrapped in cheesecloth into your natural dye baths (see above).
Nature Print Suggestions:
Tips for Naturally Dyeing Eggs:
Have fun experimenting!
You can add more or less of superfood powders to the dye bath dependent upon how subtle, or intense a color you are trying to achieve.
Do not have cheesecloth? Try using a section pantyhose or any old rag or torn cloth you can find. You can use rubber bands to secure if need be.
Experiment with soaking times for different intensities of color, too.
White eggs work best for soaking up and displaying natural dyes, but feel free to experiment with other eggs.
You can also wrap eggs with unique, deeply textured cloths and fabrics for another fun print variation.
The vinegar helps the dye stick to the eggs, but in a pinch, if you are out, you can omit the vinegar. Just be certain to soak longer.
And, that’s it! I so hope you enjoyed this tutorial on making your own naturally dyed Easter eggs at home! It is truly one of my favorite crafts. As always, I GREATLY appreciate your help in sharing my post on social media, rating it, and commenting below! xo.