Home of the SafeMama Cheat Sheets!

Sourcing Safer Products For Families Since 2007.

Ditch the Dyes Cheat Sheets

Eco-Eggs Natural Easter Egg Decorating Kit

By Kristie Turck •  Published 03/17/11 •  2 min read

Last updated on August 19th, 2022 at 11:37 pm

Eco Eggs natural egg dye kitDecorating eggs just got easier with this natural Easter gee dye kit. Easter is coming!  That means egg hunts, chocolate bunnies, and egg coloring.  One thing I’ve been anxious to try this year with my kids is exploring more natural ways of coloring eggs.  I am just not comfortable using Red 40 and Blue Lake tablets that inevitably leak onto the egg inside and stain our hands and clothes. They’re pretty but I’d always wanted to try something less day glow and more natural.  I’ve known about Eco-Eggs for a year or so but never actually got around to trying it out until now.  Eco-Kids sent us an Eco-Eggs Easter Egg Coloring Kit to review before the rush of Easter arrives.

How To Use Natural Easter Egg Dye Kit

The kit comes in a cute little egg carton (of course)and all the supplies you need to create colorful eggs and Easter fun.  Included are 3 pots of natural dye powder, a color mixing instruction card, and egg creature cutouts so you and your kids can make fun little animals and bugs out of your eggs.   The concentrated powders made with plant, fruit and vegetable extracts instead of petrochemical food dyes.

SafeMama's eco-eggs: The purple stripes were totally accidental - and look cool!The colors are pretty and earthy instead of “Is this egg radioactive?“.  The dyes work rather quickly and wash off your hands completely if an accident occurs.  I also liked that you only needed 3 mugs of color to create 6 variations.  I thought it would be a drastic change from the neon Paaz colors but in fact, they were quick to color and looked just as pretty (actually, I thought the colors came out nicer).  The photo of my eggs depicts my impatience with waiting the recommended 10-15 minutes per egg and they still look colorful and bright. I’ve had a long tradition of using a yellow crayon to draw designs on our eggs prior to dyeing them, and this method worked just as well. I have photos of our coloring session.. I’ll add those shortly. It was fun!


Keep Reading