Eastery Earth Day

by admin on April 27, 2011

Today is April 22—better known as Earth Day, which was founded by Senator Gaylord Nelson in 1970 to promote environmental awareness and a commitment to sustainability.

There’s no time like the present to join the green movement.

With Easter just around the corner, I tried to decorate some eggs with natural dyes. Using everyday ingredients from the pantry and fridge (who knew vegetable scraps could be destined for more than just compost?) I was pretty pleased with the results:

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My favourite batch

1 My favourite batch

Turmeric (boiled), grape juice (boiled), and red cabbage (boiled) next to undyed eggs

2 Turmeric (boiled), grape juice (boiled), and red cabbage (boiled) next to undyed eggs

Pomegranate juice (boiled), paprika (boiled), beet (boiled), and grape juice (cold-dipped)

3 Pomegranate juice (boiled), paprika (boiled), beet (boiled), and grape juice (cold-dipped)

To get this effect, I cracked the shells of hardboiled eggs and cold-dipped them overnight in beet juice.

4 To get this effect, I cracked the shells of hardboiled eggs and cold-dipped them overnight in beet juice.

Grape juice and turmeric, both cracked and cold-dipped overnight

5 Grape juice and turmeric, both cracked and cold-dipped overnight

The best part was lifting the eggs out of the dye solution because some colors were so surprising, like the red cabbage-dyed eggs. And you know how much I love surprises.

Happy Easter!

The Crafts Dept.


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