Canned and frozen fruits and veggies will work, but fresh foods seem to result in the darkest hues according to the internet. I used canned beets, spinach & ground cumin ;-)
- Pink/red: Beets, cranberries/cranberry juice, pomegranate juice, red grape juice, red onion skins, rhubarb stalks (chopped), raspberries, some types of tea
- Orange: Yellow onion skins (from about 12 onions), paprika, chili powder
- Yellow: Lemon peels, orange peels, carrots (shredded), cumin (ground), turmeric (ground)
- Green: Spinach, some types of tea, golden delicious apple skins (may be a green/yellow)
- Blue: Blueberries/blueberry juice, purple grape juice, red cabbage, blackberries
- Purple: Violet blossoms + 2 tsp lemon juice, hibiscus tea
- Brown: Strong black coffee, tea, dill seeds, black walnut shells
The beets made the best dye. Soaked into the egg pretty much instantly & came out a pretty purplish shade :) this is after soaking 30 minutes.
The cumin came in second. The cumin looked like it was soaking into the dye instantly, but would rub off when I took the eggs out. They ended up soaking for about an hour to achieve this shade.
Spinach ughhhh..... I was planning on having my princess decorate the eggs and have this posted yesterday, but the spinach eggs kinda delayed that plan lol. As you can see, it does work.... But this is after soaking for many many hours lol. I wouldn't use spinach as a dye again.