Introduction: Dark Blue Easter Eggs With Natural Dye - Blueberries
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.
- 2 cups of blueberries
- 2 pots (preferably stainless steel)
- white vinegar
- 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.