Spice Dyed Easter Eggs

Spice Dyed Easter Eggs

Spice Dyed Easter Eggs

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Discover a natural and vibrant way to dye your Easter eggs using spices. This project offers a delightful twist on traditional egg coloring, infusing each egg with the unique hues of your spice pantry: turmeric, hibiscus tea, and beet powder. These spice-based colors impart a subtle pastel palette, sure to make the Easter Bunny proud. Plus, it's a fun and educational activity for the whole family to enjoy!

Yields
12.0 servings
Prep Time Total Time
25 min 25 min
What You'll Need

Pot for boiling eggs, 3 cups, spoon, tongs

Spice Dyed Easter Eggs

Ingredients

  • 1 dozen white hard-boiled eggs
  • 1 cup boiling hot water per spice (3 cups total)
  • 1 tablespoon white vinegar per spice (3 tablespoons total)
  • 1 tablespoon turmeric
  • 1 tablespoon hibiscus tea
  • 1 tablespoon beet powder

Directions

Prepare the hard-boiled eggs by boiling them until fully cooked and allowing them to cool.

In separate cups or small bowls, combine 1 cup of boiling hot water with 1 tablespoon of white vinegar for each spice (turmeric, hibiscus tea, and beet powder).

Add 1 tablespoon of turmeric to one cup, 1 tablespoon of hibiscus powder to another cup, and 1 tablespoon of beet powder to the third cup.

Stir each spice mixture until well combined with the water and vinegar.

Submerge each hard-boiled egg into the spiced color one at a time, allowing them to absorb the color for about 1 minute.

Use a spoon or tongs to remove the eggs from the spice mixture and place them on a plate or drying rack to dry.

Once dry, display or hide your beautifully colored spice-dyed Easter eggs and enjoy!

Note: The turmeric will turn the eggs yellow, the hibiscus powder will turn them a lavender blue, and the beet powder will turn them light pink. Adjust the amount of spice used or the soaking time to achieve your desired color intensity. This is a great way to use these ingredients if they are getting old. They will still dye your eggs. 

(Fun fact: Butterfly pea flower, paprika, and rose petals did not dye eggs successfully.)

Spice Dyed Easter Eggs

Spice Dyed Easter Eggs

COOK TIME:
  • 1 dozen white hard-boiled eggs
  • 1 cup boiling hot water per spice (3 cups total)
  • 1 tablespoon white vinegar per spice (3 tablespoons total)
  • 1 tablespoon turmeric
  • 1 tablespoon hibiscus tea
  • 1 tablespoon beet powder

Prepare the hard-boiled eggs by boiling them until fully cooked and allowing them to cool.

In separate cups or small bowls, combine 1 cup of boiling hot water with 1 tablespoon of white vinegar for each spice (turmeric, hibiscus tea, and beet powder).

Add 1 tablespoon of turmeric to one cup, 1 tablespoon of hibiscus powder to another cup, and 1 tablespoon of beet powder to the third cup.

Stir each spice mixture until well combined with the water and vinegar.

Submerge each hard-boiled egg into the spiced color one at a time, allowing them to absorb the color for about 1 minute.

Use a spoon or tongs to remove the eggs from the spice mixture and place them on a plate or drying rack to dry.

Once dry, display or hide your beautifully colored spice-dyed Easter eggs and enjoy!

Note: The turmeric will turn the eggs yellow, the hibiscus powder will turn them a lavender blue, and the beet powder will turn them light pink. Adjust the amount of spice used or the soaking time to achieve your desired color intensity. This is a great way to use these ingredients if they are getting old. They will still dye your eggs. 

(Fun fact: Butterfly pea flower, paprika, and rose petals did not dye eggs successfully.)

Spice Dyed Easter Eggs

Discover a natural and vibrant way to dye your Easter eggs using spices. This project offers a delightful twist on traditional egg coloring, infusing each egg with the unique hues of your spice pantry: turmeric, hibiscus tea, and beet powder. These spice-based colors impart a subtle pastel palette, sure to make the Easter Bunny proud. Plus, it's a fun and educational activity for the whole family to enjoy!

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