Natural Easter Eggs Adelaide

Natural Easter Egg Dyeing Recipe, decorated with flowers, herbs and leaves.

We had a great Botanical Egg Dyeing Class last weekend in our Simple Living Event space. We love bringing the community together and the energy it brings. Everyone was so creative and used unique patterns and botanicals to dye their organic eggs. We hope that this is perhaps a simple Easter tradition to incorporate that brings joys the families for the decades to come.

What you need:
- Dozen organic pasture raised eggs
- 2 tbsp apple cider vinegar
- small leaves, herbs, flowers
- 5 red or brown onions, the skins
- nylon stocking
- cotton string
- water to cover the onion skins & eggs

Make the Dye
Get the skins of about 4-5 onions, red or brown, soak in a large pot with water so skins are all covered. Bring to boil then simmer for 20 minutes and let cool, this will release the natural dye from the onion skins. You can let it cool overnight if you want a deeper colour.

Get some scissors and go to your garden and collect some leaves, herbs and flowers. Not too big, they need to stick onto the edge of the egg.

Preparer the Eggs
Rub the eggs carefully with a little bit of vinegar-water to help clean off any impurities and help the dye absorb on the skin.

Dip the leaf in a little bit of water, place onto the egg so it sticks a little, and then tightly wrap the stocking around it, tie the end with cut cotton string. Aim is to have it very tight so the leaf doesn’t move and the colour doesn’t go under it.

5. Boil
Top up water if needed so eggs are covered in the onion skin water, add 2 tbsp apple cider vinegar which helps the dye absorb. Bring the eggs to boil, then boil for 8-10 minutes.

Cool and shine
Once cooled, cut the stocking off, and shine with a little butter or olive oil on a paper towel.

Then, the aim is to crack the other person’s egg without cracking yours.

Here are some pics in the link below from the fun class we ran last year to give you an idea of the steps, or we’ve made some eggs in store for you to look at.

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