Homemade Easter Egg Dyes with Onions

  As a followup to our post: Homemade Easter Egg Dyes Kids Will Lovemy German mother-in-law sent the following as an additional idea to being creative with homemade Easter Egg Dyes. We LOVE this idea and will be trying it in our Wisemommies’ homes! Thank you Oma!!

From German Oma: “When we use onions for cooking we collect the brown layers we peel off. We place a lot of this in a pot with water, place the raw eggs (once pierced) into it , get it to boil and let it boil for 10 minutes. Then you take the eggs out and they will have wonderful brown colours from light to very dark (if you use yellow eggs). If you want to make them even nicer, you’ll need an old pair of pantyhose(or a pair from the $1 store) and some nice grass leaves, preferably with structure – look for them in the garden. You cut squares out of the pantyhose, place one of the leaves on one egg, fold the hose around and fasten it tight with a thread. Boil the egg like this in the dye, where the leaf is, the colour will stay light.”

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