1) Put raw eggs in a saucepan and add enough water for the waterline to be about an inch above the eggs.
2) Add in the dyeing ingredient and a good glug on vinegar. We used regular old white vinegar.
3) Cover pot and bring to a boil. Once the water starts to boil, reduce heat to a simmer and simmer, covered, for ten minutes.
4) Drain, and set eggs on a towel to dry and cool.
We used a variety of kitchen items as dye. Some were more impressive than others. From Left to Right as pictured:
- Turmeric: This was the most vibrant result and was achieved with only a couple of tablespoons of the spice.
- Chili Powder: Pretty unimpressive. It made it possibly one shade darker, but still white.
- Yellow Onion Skins: This was by far the most impressive dye job. I only used what few skins were left in the bottom of the onion bag and it came up with that deep orange-brown.
- Spinach: Also completely unimpressive.
- Grape Juice: The eggs were boiled in grape juice and a little water. I expected a purple or pink, but came up with a fairly ugly brown, which will wipe right off the egg if you touch it. Bummer.
- Green Tea: About ten tea bags in a small saucepan produced this light brown-yellow. I was expecting this one to come out greener, but at least it changed the color!