For those that celebrate Easter, the holiday can bring loads of unhealthy (yet often delicious) treats, overloads of sugar and dipping hard boiled eggs in synthetic dyes to make those bright colorful eggs. I always enjoy this project with my kids however, as much as I love DIY, it’s an awful lot of work for a busy mom and then the actually time spent with the kids goes by in an instant. However, if you are determined to clean up your egg dyeing this year you have a plethora of options thanks to Pinterest (do you follow me there yet?).
Searching for “natural egg dye” will bring up an enormous amount of beautifully colored eggs:
If you want to get really elegant with it you can go the way of pantyhose and nature elements. Apply bits of herbs, leaves or flowers to your eggs and secure them in a knee high before dying:
Another great set of dyes and ideas from Green Child Magazine:
If you’re anything like me, you might go the way of an already made kit of natural dyes – and for that, there are many options! Last year I used the newly reformulated Eco-Kids Egg Coloring Kit. Our eggs came out really pretty and bright.
You can also check out the kit by Wee Can Too which makes their dyes from organic fruit and vegetable powders, natural fruit acids, and plant based vegan waxes. This company also makes nice paints and sidewalk chalk which is a great alternative to candy. More fun, less sugar.
I know I know, you still have to have a little fun with candy right? I hit up the Natural Candy Store every year for chocolate and jelly beans!
What are your favorite Easter ideas for keeping it natural?