Dyeing Easter eggs naturally
You know it, the Easter eggs all look the same. They are all intensely coloured and have the same sheen. If you like it a little more personal and want to dye your Easter eggs in a natural way, it's best to use what nature has to offer. We have put together some tips for you that will make dyeing Easter eggs even more fun and give the eggs their natural colour.
Why dye Easter eggs yourself?
Because it's fun! The "do it yourself" trend has been going on for a while now. And probably for good reason. Especially when it comes to food, we want to know what's in it. No hidden calorie bombs in the morning muesli, because oatmeal and a few berries are quick to prepare. So why not look at how the Easter eggs are treated? The best thing is to dye them yourself. The eggs can be decorated individually as you like. There is no limit to your imagination, nor to the variety of colours found in nature.
White or brown eggs?
Basically, both types of eggs can be used. White eggs tend to bring out brighter, radiant colours, while brown eggs tend to be a little darker in tone.
Which colour should it be?
Naturally coloured eggs have a less intense colour? It depends! They usually have a little less shine than the dyed ones you buy, but they look more natural.
Dyeing your own Easter eggs with plants
The procedure is usually the same regardless of the plant raw material. The herb, root, leaves etc. are boiled down in water. With leaves, herbs, powder or vegetables, a good half hour is usually enough, then the water has already taken on the colour. After that, the water can be sieved off and the eggs can be placed in it. For roots, you should allow more time, ideally they should be pickled a day before. They can then be boiled for 1-2 hours, after which the water should also be sieved off. The eggs need about 30 minutes until they have taken on their colour. If a more intense colour is desired, the eggs can simply be left in the broth for a correspondingly longer time.
The simple variant for naturally coloured Easter eggs
If you don't have the time to gather the plant ingredients and make a brew with them, here is another natural alternative to dyeing Easter eggs simply and easily.
Ideas for beautiful patterns on the Easter eggs can be found below.
Natural red Easter eggs
Natural blue Easter eggs
Natural green Easter eggs
Natural blue-green Easter eggs
Natural brown Easter eggs
How to conjure up pretty patterns on your Easter eggs
Place herbs or petals as desired on the egg and secure with a nylon stocking. Then place them in the brew.
Tie rubber bands around the egg as desired before cooking. Use rubber bands of different widths to create particularly beautiful accents on the egg.
For a beautiful shine, rub the dyed eggs with a little oil after they have cooled.
You can easily draw your own patterns. All you need is a lemon. Wet a toothpick well with the lemon juice and simply draw your own patterns on the dyed egg.
We hope you enjoy colouring your Easter eggs.
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