Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Natural Egg Dyes:

Here are the results of our attempt to use natural dyes....

Onion skins produced the most vivid orange colors.....blueberries, coffee and tea produced the next best results....beets produced a very light pink and the spinach was a dud, hardly any color at all, maybe I needed to use more, cumin was another no go, it didn't produce much color and it smelled funky! Despite my inital urge to add food coloring to the dyes to boost the intensity, I left them as is, so the results are geunine! Can't say I would do it again, but the kids really seemed to enjoy the process! We left the eggs in the dyes for about 20 minutes, I am sure with a longer "bathing" time the colors would also intensify!

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