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Get an all-natural, vibrant yellow dye for your Easter eggs when you make Easter eggs dyed with turmeric. Gorgeous, easy, and all-natural! This is such a fun color, so cheerful! And check out the other natural egg dyes we have linked at the end too.
There are so many fun colors you can make from spices. Turmeric is definitely my favorite, but you can also use paprika, curry powder, saffron and more. It’s fun to experiment with ways to make your own natural dyes so you don’t have to worry about feeding your family artificial ingredients once you are done using your dyed eggs and it’s time to eat them.
I know that artificial dyes can cause many health and behavior problems and we sure don’t need more of that. So I always am on the lookout for new ways to have fun and be creative that don’t involve anything harmful for my kid’s bodies. (or my own!)
Turmeric egg dye
What you need:
- 1 Quart Water
- 6 Tablespoons Turmeric
- 2 Tablespoon Vinegar
- 12 Boiled Eggs
Check here for how to perfectly boil eggs every time.
What you do:
- Add turmeric and water to a big pot.
- Stir and bring to a boil.
- Once the turmeric has fully dissolved (about ten minutes), remove it from the heat.
- Add the vinegar and stir.
- Add the eggs.
- Let them sit in the dye until the desired color is reached. We left ours for 8 hours.
- Allow the eggs to dry completely, turning them occasionally so they dry on all sides.
- These Easter eggs dyed with turmeric dye pretty evenly, but will have some speckles from the turmeric and it’s very pretty.
- It’s important you use enough amount of vinegar.
- You can dye your eggs for varying times, you’ll just end up with varying shades of yellow.
For more natural egg dyeing ideas, check these out:
- Easter eggs dyed with blackberries
- Easter eggs dyed with black tea
- Easter eggs dyed with beets
For more easter ideas, check out:
A fun way to make Easter eggs dyed with turmeric different is to use some crayons (Crayola only for this, you need good quality) to make designs on your boiled eggs once they are cooled and dried. This will make a “resist” on the eggs and the dye won’t stick there so you’ll have a design in the natural egg color. So fun!
Being creative with natural dyes and trying designs and resist art is a great way to have fun family together time as well as use your creativity. Being creative is great for mental and spiritual health. Sometimes we just have to slow down and take in our surroundings and do good things for us!