How to Colour Easter Eggs Naturally {with FREE Printable How to Guide}

Can you believe it's already time to start thinking about dying Easter Eggs?

If you're not keen on the idea of using harsh chemicals or dyes, welcome to the club!

I'm not a fan of those things either and this is why we love to dye our Easter Eggs with natural products and options as well. 

We love using the natural dying process for Easter eggs because it's a simple and easy thing to do.

I also don't have to worry about the kids touching or being around ingredients that are staining their skin and getting all over everything, either. Thank goodness!

How to Colour Easter Eggs Naturally

The best part about using a natural dye for Easter eggs is that it's typically going to be from food items that you already have lying around the house.

If you're ready to take your egg-dying skills to the next level and really wow the kids, check out these simple tips for using a natural egg dyeing process this Easter.

What food items can be used as natural dyes?

So many fun foods can be used! (And it's a great way to start thinking about how people coloured the fabric for their clothing in centuries past.)

You might also be interested in how to tie dye fabric, one of the fun activities in our 31 Day Activity Planner for Family Fun.

Here are just a few food items that you can use as natural colouring for eggs:
  • Red Cabbage is used to bring out the colour blue that is always the star of the show. 
  • Spinach will give a green shade that matches the colour of grass.
  • To get the colour yellow, you're going to use turmeric. 
  • Beetroot is how the kids can get shades of pink.
  • Frozen blueberries will produce a lighter blue colour.
  • Grape juice will make purple.
  • And to get orange, onion peels are actually what you'll use!

You can extend this fun STEM activity by having older kids treat it as a science experiment.

Ask them if this is a physical or a chemical change?

Answer: it's a chemical change. Once the eggs are coloured, we can't change them back!

And, now that you know the simple food items that you can use to colour Easter eggs, you don't have any need to go out and buy an egg-dyeing kit at all!

Grab our free printable to guide you through the process:


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Show the kids how fun it can be to use items that you have lying around the house and let them see the natural process of how to dye Easter eggs!


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