|Our pretty natural dyed eggs|
Also we had a discussion about vinegar - why we add vinegar to the colored liquid. Our discussion about vinegar and acids resulted in a fun experiment. We took an egg (raw) and placed it in a jar of vinegar.
|You can see the vinegar dissolving the calcium in the shell|
|The result: a rubbery egg!|
We chose the following:
Food processed spinach combined with water and two teaspoons of white vinegar.
|I thought spinach would dye the eggs a darker green|
|The beet dyed eggs|
Several tablespoons of chai tea, hot water, and two teaspoons of white vinegar.
|We loved the chai tea dyed egg.|
Crushed dandelion, hot water, and two teaspoons of vinegar.
|The dandelion dyed egg was a light yellowish brown|
One tablespoon of turmeric, hot water, and two teaspoons of white vinegar.
|The turmeric dyed eggs were an intense gold|
|Purple cabbage dyes the eggs a beautiful blue.|
The bottom line: will we do this again? Yes, we will. Next year we will try different natural dyes and will write on the eggs with wax crayons before we dye them.