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How to make vegetable dyes

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Step 1: THINGS YOU WILL NEED :

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• News paper/scrap paper
• Food grater
• Carrots
• 1 bowl
• 1 plastic bags
• Scissors
• 2 plastic cups
• White cotton fabric


Step 2:

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Cover the work area with newspaper.
Use the food grater to grate 1/4 cup of the carrot.

Step 3:

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Place the grated vegetable into a plastic bag. 

Step 4:

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Add 2/4 cup warm water.

Step 5:

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Seal the bag tightly. 

Step 6:

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Carefully knead the sealed bag on the work station for approximately 2 minutes.
The water in the bag starts to color.

Step 7:

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Use the scissors to make a small cut in the corner of the bag.
Pour the colored water into a cup. Discard the grated vegetables remaining in the bag.

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Place the strip of the cotton fabric into the cup containing the dye.
Allow the strip to soak overnight.

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Remove the fabric strip from the dye. Allow to dry. 

Fill a clean cup with warm water. add the fabric strip to the cup.

Allow them to soak for 2 minutes. Some of the dye will begin to fade. Remove when the fabric reaches desired color.


Suggestions: Vegetables like Beet root and red cabbage can also be used as dyes.



Sagi3 years ago
Pumpkins and beet root work fine, too.