Eco Easter: How to blow out and naturally color eggs.
Easter eggs are the best! I love coloring them with my children and best of all keeping them for decor all Spring long! How do you do that? Blow your Easter eggs out. Below you will see a YouTube video demonstrating how to blow your eggs out and the Eco Eggs kits I used during round #2(not demonstrated here). First, let's talk about blowing your eggs out. It is easy. Grab a large sewing needle and poke a small hole at the top and a larger hole at the bottom. Blow your egg into a bowl...literally from the top hole. Next step, rinse your eggs inside and out with warm soapy water. Do at least a dozen or you will be itching to do more the next day. They are so perty! In the first photo, you are seeing some naturally colored eggs arranged in a small chippy basket with dried rosemary and sage from last year's harvest. An absolutely stunning centerpiece!
What natural ingredients do you use for egg coloring? Turmeric powder, beet powder, fresh spinach, wine, yellow onion skins, green tea. I would add blueberries and cabbage to this list. Also, make sure you are using fresh ingredients to yield the richest colors. Take all of your fresh ingredients and place them into small individual pots. Place them on the stove top. Add a cup of water to each pot, and simmer for 30 minutes to an hour. Remove and let cool slightly. Then add your blown-out Easter eggs while the liquids are still warm. rotate your egg every 10 minutes for up to an hour. Let them dry on a drying rack. The boiled yellow onion skins will make a pretty orange egg, fresh spinach Green, turmeric yellow, beet maroon, wine a marbled maroon Color. Use boiled blueberries for purple and boiled purple cabbage for blue. I also used green tea and that gave me a very pretty tan or caramel looking egg. What I love about natural Easter egg coloring is you never know what colors you are going to get. A beautiful natural mystery!
Undoubtedly, during the blow-out egg process, an egg will be dropped onto the floor. Save the broken half! You can fill the broken half with dried herbs or make it into a beeswax candle. This is one of my favorite decor pieces this Spring. Tiny, but beautiful!