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Category Art, Life with Julia Jane Date March 24th, 2021

Naturally Dyed Easter Eggs

“Here comes Peter Cotton Tail”

When peapod doesn't bring the Paas, you get creative. This year is just too darn difficult to do anything but make the best of any situation thrown at us. Lu is 3, which means, it's a crucial year for holidays and I was NOT about to forgo dying Easter eggs, even if it meant trying something new and potentially staining my new(ish) white countertops. The verdict is still out on the tumeric spots we left. (update, the stains are fading but still there a year later).

We tried five different colors with white eggs:

blue - purple cabbage

yellow - tumeric

orange - onion skins

maroon - beet

grey/lavender - lemon zinger tea 

It didn't take long for us to have a beautiful collection of pastel Easter eggs!

We made three different shades of blue by leaving the eggs in the dye for varying amounts of time. 

Which one is your favorite? 

Blue?

grey/lavender?

yellow?

red?

or orange?

I love them all but I think blue is my favorite.

We spent some extra time with the blue dye later in the week and I must say, the results were stunning! If you can, definitely try to leave your eggs in for longer amounts of time to create deep and rich colors. 

We tried natural dye because we couldn't get paas at such short notice but I think it's going to be a tradition moving forward. I'll be sure to blog about our 2021 attempt!

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