Introduction: How to Make Vegetable Dyes
Step 1: THINGS YOU WILL NEED :
• News paper/scrap paper
• Food grater
• 1 bowl
• 1 plastic bags
• 2 plastic cups
• White cotton fabric
Cover the work area with newspaper.
Use the food grater to grate 1/4 cup of the carrot.
Place the grated vegetable into a plastic bag.
Add 2/4 cup warm water.
Seal the bag tightly.
Carefully knead the sealed bag on the work station for approximately 2 minutes.
The water in the bag starts to color.
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.
Place the strip of the cotton fabric into the cup containing the dye.
Allow the strip to soak overnight.
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.