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Easter is always synonymous with colorful eggs with various decorations. Children usually celebrate Easter by egg hunting, the egg itself symbolizes being reborn or a new life. Easter eggs are generally colored and decorated until they become more attractive.
Easter celebrations with eggs of various colors are often followed by children and even toddlers. That’s why it’s important to use dyes that are safe for consumption. One of them is by using natural dyes.
Considering in Indonesia many types of spices, fruits to flowers that can be used as natural dyes. No taste, no aroma but the color remains beautiful and not easily faded. Reported through The Kitchn (1/4) this is how to make Easter eggs that are safe to consume with natural dyes that can be imitated.
- 20 boiled telu
- 150 gr of purple cabbage to create a blue color on the egg shell in white
- 150 gr of shallot skin to create lavender or red color
- 150 gr onion peel to create an orange color on the white egg shell and a reddish color for the brown egg shell
- 2 tbsp turmeric powder to create a yellow color
- 100 gr of spinach leaves for green color on egg shell
- 3 black tea bags to create a dark orange color
How to Make Easter Eggs With Natural Dyes
- Combine 2 tbsp of white vinegar with 1 liter of water in a large saucepan.
- Add the ingredients according to the desired color, then boil the dye for 30 minutes over low heat.
- After 30 minutes, chill the boiled water and separate the remaining dyes from the pan.
- Once the water in the pan is cold, put the eggs according to the desired color.
- Soak the eggs in colored water for 30 minutes or several hours until the desired color is appropriate. Remove and dry the eggs.
To make the color of easter eggs more concentrated can also do so by soaking several times or overnight. Actually, the density of the color itself is influenced by the length of time of soaking eggs in the decoction water dye.
Instead of using artificial dyes or paints, this method is the safest for children. The risk of poisoning due to accidentally ingested dyes can also be minimized. Moreover, the manufacture also uses materials that are easy to find.