CR4 Dyeing Eggs

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Aim: Even if commercial egg dyes are not available, it is still possible to colour eggs. Just do it the natural way! Taken from the BB Juniors Pro Pack CR-4


• Natural dyes, see below • Eggs • White vinegar • Saucepans, one for each colour
Pink Red onion skins, fresh beetroot Orange Yellow onion skins, carrots Light yellow Orange or lemon peels, carrot tops Mint Green Spinach leaves (or another dark green leafy vegetable) Lavender/Blue Red cabbage leaves Brown Strong brewed tea or coffee


1. Put eggs in a single layer in a pan. Pour water in pan until the eggs are covered. 2. Add two teaspoons of vinegar. (White vinegar is best; rice vinegar also works well.) 3. Add the natural dye listed above for the colour you want your eggs to be. It is suggested you use about half a cup of natural dye for every six eggs. Of course, more will make colours more intense and less will make them paler! 4. Bring water to a boil, then lower heat and simmer for 15 minutes. 5. Remove the substance you used to colour the eggs, leaving the coloured water (natural dye). Put eggs in a bowl. Cover them with the natural dye and let them stand in the refrigerator until desired colour has been reached.
For full details see BB Juniors Pro Pack CR-4


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