Are you looking for a natural method to dye Easter eggs that is easy and fun as well? Learn how to dye Easter eggs using blueberries here! This is a fun and simple Natural Easter Egg Dye. It’s also a great way to teach the kids about using items around the house for coloring purposes as well.
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How To Dye Easter Eggs Using Blueberries: Natural Easter Egg Dye
Dyeing Easter eggs is one of those things that is a tradition every single year. It’s also a tradition in every other home out there, too so getting out and about and trying to find an Easter egg dyeing kit can sometimes feel like quite a nightmare.
I’m also not overly crazy about the dye that is used in those kits. It’s not naturally made and it literally feels like it stains everything that it touches.
This got me thinking about how to teach the kids to use items around the house that were natural and could easily transfer color as well. I immediately thought about the blueberries that we had in the fridge and thought that it would be a perfect idea!
If you’re looking for a fun learning lesson and a super simple way to give your Easter eggs a beautiful coloring, using fruit such as blueberries is the way to go!
What you need to dye eggs using blueberries
- Boiled eggs
- 1 cup fresh blueberries
- 1 cup water
- ½ cup bowl of vinegar
- Paper towel-lined tray
- Medium-sized saucepan
- Cup or containers for vinegar and blueberry juice
How to dye Easter Eggs using Blueberries
Pour the blueberries into the saucepan. Add the water.
On the stovetop, bring the blueberries to a boil. Stir. Turn off the heat and remove the blueberries from the heat. Allow the blueberries plenty of time to cool down.
Place a colander over the pitcher. When the blueberries have cooled down, pour the mixture into the colander to separate the skins from the juice.
Discard the skins of the blueberries.
Pour the blueberry juice into a cup for dyeing. You’ll want it big enough to allow the whole egg to fit in the cup.
Dip an egg into the vinegar for a few seconds. Then place the egg into the blueberry juice, one at a time.
Take the egg out of the juice using a spoon and place the egg on the paper towel-lined tray.
Roll the egg around on the paper towel to remove the remaining juice. (Try not to rub the egg with the paper towels to avoid removing or smearing the coloring.) Allow the eggs to dry naturally once the excess juice is removed.
(Note: Try not to leave the egg in one place on the paper towel or you may end up with a lighter stain or print from the paper towel on one side of the egg. For this project, I propped the eggs up against the tray once the excess juice was removed and the bottom of the egg was dried well.)
Repeat the steps with all eggs above until all eggs are dyed!
A Natural Method to Dye Easter eggs
This is such a fun and simple way to dye Easter Eggs! The kids will love seeing how fruit can be used in other ways besides just filling their bellies! Blueberries are a great way to dye things naturally. You can even make Blueberry playdough with them!