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Make It : Eastery Earth Day

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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!

Comments (2)

  • Funny that Earth Day should fall so close to Easter this year. I had an idea to color 9 eggs to look like Earth, the 7 other planets in the solar system, and Pluto...

  • So neat! I just used a traditional dye but this is definitely something to try next year.

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