Dying colored Easter eggs. Isn’t that redundant? Well, yes, but let me explain. We have chickens who lay colored eggs (peach, blue, green and chocolate brown). Most commercially available Easter egg coloring kits recommend using white eggs. As gardenerds, we needed to know what would happen if we tried dying our colored eggs. Let us explore the process.
We had guests staying for the holiday and the 6 year old in the group was eager to experiment along with us. She even went so far as to use a clear wax crayon so we could see some of the under-color once dying was complete. She also dyed some white eggs from the store for comparison:
First up, Sylvia’s peach colored egg in orange dye. Not so different from white.
We tried Wilma’s chocolate brown egg in blue, Annabelle’s green egg in yellow (hint, that’s the one in the top photo), and Ethel’s blue egg in pink. Here’s what we got:
By comparison to the original color, there’s quite a difference:
It was hard to choose a favorite, but we mostly agreed that Annabelle’s avocado egg was the hippest, followed closely by Wilma’s moody, oxidized-looking blue/green egg.
Maybe next year we’ll dry natural dyes like onion skins and tea, but this experiment was great for a first try. Do you have a favorite way to dye eggs? Share your tricks below.