Saturday, April 7, 2012

This is our third year dyeing eggs with natural dyes. I love knowing that if an egg cracks in the process, the worst thing that is getting on the egg is a little beet or cabbage juice. Usually the kids are all about making the dyes with me, but this year Jason is a little under the weather on dyeing day. I decided to only make four dyes: red cabbage, beets, tumeric, and spirulina. I haven't tried spirulina for dyeing before, but it turns smoothies such a bright green, I figured I'd see what it does to eggs.

The tumeric (yellow), beets (pink, and cabbage (blue), turned out well, but the spirulina (green, well, eggs that are still brown and white really) did not take. We'll have to try a different green next year.

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