Every year my kids and I try to get creative with how we are going to decorate our Easter Eggs. This year we decided to make robin eggs. We also decided that we wanted to try to do it naturally without food dye. So Molly and I did some research on how to naturally dye eggs blue and were surprised to find out that RED CABBAGE was the answer. Here’s how we did it.
HERE’S WHAT YOU NEED:
- 1 dozen white hard boiled eggs
- 1 head of red cabbage
- 5 tsp of white vinegar
- Metallic gold paint
Pre-boil your eggs so they are ready to go.
Next, roughly chop the head of red cabbage and place it in a simmer pot with enough water to completely cover the cabbage. Let the cabbage come to a boil and then simmer for 30 minutes. Remove from heat and let the cabbage cool in the water.
Once it is cooled, remove the cabbage and add 5 tbsp of white vinegar.
Place the eggs in a clean bowl and pour the cabbage water over the eggs. This dying process will take some time. Don’t worry that the dye is purple… it will dye the eggs the perfect robin color.
Make sure to stir the eggs every so often so you can get even coverage over the egg. Let the eggs sit in the dye for about 4-5 hours.
Once the eggs have dried, it’s time to speckle the eggs with the gold paint.
While holding an egg, use a paintbrush to speckle the gold all over. I used a hard bristle brush and dabbed it randomly all over the eggs.
Let the paint dry before storing them in the fridge.
I love how these came out and Molly is already thinking about what we are going to do next year.