Facebook advertising people you win! Y'all suggested I like 62829 different natural Easter egg posts all week long & after the millionth day of seeing this, I caved & decided to give it a try!
I just bought a random can of spinach,a can of beets & I already had cumin. I thought I had white vinegar, but I was wrong, so I substituted apple cider vinegar in it's place.
How to make your own natural food dyes
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 ;-)
And this is how my beet,spinach & cumin eggs turned out! No photoshop or filters. This is the real deal!
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.
And the finished product after the toddler attacked the eggs with her stickers & killed one of the eggs in the process ;-) not exactly how I invisioned Very Hungry Catapilar eggs to turn out, but when you leave decorating to a 3 year old.... Ta da ❤️
CourtneyLynne is former model turned mommy & wifey! When not blogging all things foodie, fashion, travel, mom life & straight up fabulousness to the masses, she can be found chasing her toddler around in 6in stilettos & laughing at her own jokes her glass of wine told her to tell.