Feeling creative this Easter? Decorating eggs is a tradition lasting over 2,500 years, and is still popular today, so we’ve put together a fun way to get creative over the holidays while also using up your food leftovers! You can have some fun, and care for the environment at the same time.
This is an all-natural alternative to regular food colouring, and a great way to give your scraps a second life!
What you need:
- Hard boiled eggs (in shell)
- Large/wide-mouthed jar
- Red cabbage, red onion, yellow onion, carrot
You can make different colours out of different foods, and shades may vary depending on your ingredients. You can test our different foods, but here are some to get you going. You will need to soak your eggs in the jars, and the longer you leave them soaking in the fridge the more intense your colours will be.
Yellow: Carrot creates a rich yellow colouring. Add approx. 150g of carrot to 350ml of water and simmer for 15 mins, adding a couple of teaspoons of vinegar.
Blue: It sounds strange, but try using red cabbage! Cut the head of the cabbage into chunks, mix with a few tablespoons of vinegar and 900ml of hot water and simmer, and you will have your blue dye!
Green: Skins of red onions are best for dying your eggs green. Simmer the skins in 450ml of water for 10-15 minutes and add a few tablespoons of vinegar to create the dye.
Orange: For orange, do the same process as above but using the skins of 6 yellow onions.