Did you know you can use foods such as purple cabbage, onion skins, beets and turmeric to dye Easter eggs naturally? Get different results by using a mix of white and brown eggs, or by using elastic bands to create different designs.

Naturally Dyed Easter Eggs by Truro Farmers’ Market

Bring the dye material and water to a boil. Reduce the heat to low and simmer, covered, for 15-45 minutes until desired colour is reached. Let dye cool. Strain out the vegetable materials, and add 1 tablespoon of vinegar per cup of dye. Place eggs in dye and let sit until the desired colour is reached.

To Dye Easter Eggs Pink, You’ll Need:

  • 2 cups water
  • 2 cups peeled, grated beets

To Dye Easter Eggs Orange, You’ll Need:

  • 2 cups yellow onion skins
  • Enough water to cover skins by 1 inch

To Dye Easter Eggs Yellow, You’ll Need:

  • 2 cups water
  • 1 tablespoon turmeric

To Dye Easter Eggs Green or Blue, You’ll Need:

  • 2 cups shredded purple cabbage
  • Enough water to cover cabbage by 1 inch

Brown eggs will turn green and white eggs will turn blue.