Dark Blue Easter Eggs With Natural Dye - Blueberries

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Introduction: Dark Blue Easter Eggs With Natural Dye - Blueberries

About: Building things just for fun!

I find natural dyes to be amazing. I have experimented with dying eggs with natural dye for a few years.

For these eggs, I tried dying them with blueberries. They came out a very nice blue/purple color.

Supplies

  • 2 cups of blueberries
  • 2 pots (preferably stainless steel)
  • white vinegar
  • eggs
  • oil
  • paper towel
  • something to put your dyed eggs on (like parchmen

Step 1: Making the Dye

For this batch with we are going to use 2 cups of blueberries. For a lighter color use fewer berries.

I added 2 cups (240 mL) of berries to a 5 cup (1000 mL) pot and added water to equal about a total of 4 cups (950 mL) level.

Just for fun, I added an egg to see how it would turn out.

I simmered the berries for 12 - 20 minutes. Then we remove the egg see how it turned out. It came out a light purple color.

Then we strained the mixture to extract the dye.

Step 2: Dying the Eggs

To the dye, we added 2 teaspoons of vinegar and are eggs. We let them simmer them for 12 - 20 minutes.

then we removed the eggs and they turned out to be a purple color. As eggs dried the became darker.

Step 3: Final Step

When the eggs cool we use a paper towel with a little oil to give them a light coating.

What is have cooled will use a paper towel with a little olive oil and give him a light coating. The oil also helps preserve the eggs.

Step 4: Other Dyes for Eggs

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