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Make Easter egg dyes

Easter egg dyes

Make these beautiful decorated eggs for Easter using plants to make the eggs colourful.

What you'll need

Hardboiled eggs - cooled
White vinegar

Red – red onion skins or beetroot juice
Orange – yellow onion skins
Yellow - tumeric
Green – spinach
Blue- leaves from a red cabbage
Cups or old containers
Elastic bands
Wax crayon

What to do

1. Ask a grown – up to help you hard boil some eggs and then leave them until they are cool.
2. Decide what colours you would like to decorate your eggs with from the list. To add extra patterns on to your egg you can use elastic bands or a wax crayon, the dye will not cover these areas.
3. Mix a cup of boiled water with 2 tablespoons of white vinegar and add the egg and colour ingredients. Leave in the cup or container overnight for a deeper colour and make sure that the dye covers all of the egg.
4. Remove the egg from the dye solution and leave to dry.