How about some other goods ones:
Why did the Easter egg hide? He was a chicken!
Where is the Easter bunny’s favorite place to eat? Ihop!
What kind of jewelry does the Easter Bunny wear? 14 carrot gold!
It is official. Easter is just a few days away so here is my Easter edition blog post. I promise you – no more corny jokes. However, I will be providing you with a DIY tutorial on how to make naturally dyed Easter eggs.
There are so many kitchen ingredients you can use to dye eggs. For example, I used beets (which turned the eggs a light tan), tumeric (yellow) and purple cabbage (blue). I only dyed three different colored eggs because I don’t have kids so there is no Easter egg hunt in our apartment. But according to Pinterest, here are some other options:
Coffee – brown
Spinach – green
Blueberries – blue
Yellow onion – orange
Red onion – charcoal
Beets – pink (mine came out tan!)
First, hard boil your eggs. In another pot, boil the vinegar, water and the kitchen ingredient of your choice for 10 minutes. Then let the mixture cool for another 10 minutes. You have the option of straining the kitchen ingredient out or leaving it in the mixture. Finally, put your eggs in the mixture to absorb the natural dye.
I let my eggs sit in the mixture overnight because I wanted them to come out bright instead of a light pastel color. I also read somewhere that if you keep the ingredient in the mixture, instead of straining it out, you can create a speckled egg. So I left the red cabbage in the mixture overnight with the eggs and it did come out speckled.
Note that it only takes an hour for the color to set in. So if you are doing this project with little kids, I suggest making the mixture yourself and then letting them participate by putting the eggs in the mixture. Perhaps put on an Easter movie for them while you wait an hour for the eggs to absorb the color.
Here are the exact directions below:
1 dozen Eggs
1 cup Vinegar
2 tablespoons Tumeric
4 cups Spinach
4 cups Red Cabbage
2 cups Coffee
4 cups Beets
1. Hard boil the eggs.
2. In another pot, take 2 tablespoons of tumeric (or kitchen ingredient of your choice) with 2 tablespoons of vinegar and 2 cups water. Bring to a boil and continue to let the mixture boil for 10 minutes.
3. Set the mixture aside for 10 minutes to cool down (or until the water is luke warm).
4. Place the dye and eggs in a cup. Let sit for 1 hour (or longer if you wish the eggs to come out brighter).
5. Continue for each ingredient.
Happy Easter everyone! Till next time, sip on that BOOCH! xx Erica