Thursday, April 28, 2011

Holy Saturday - 2011

On Holy Saturday, we dyed Easter eggs, of course!

Did I mention we were sick?  ;o)

Again, quiet day, not a lot of fuss.  We tried our hand at natural dye this year.  It was a lot of fun and I really love the colors we came out with.  

We basically put our eggs in pans, covered them with water, threw in the dying agent and a splash of vinegar , and boiled/simmered them for 15 mins.  This didn't make for very bright colors, so we took them off the heat and let them sit in the pans for awhile afterward.
 there are eggs under there!

 red cabbage

 beets (I thought these would be pink!)

 a can of cherry pie filling

 instant coffee granules

 frozen grape juice concentrate

 spinach (*the spinach was not giving us any color and I got impatient.  I cheated on this one, there were 3 drops of green food color in with the spinach)

 carrot tops

 we also used chili powder (light orange) and curry powder (yellow)

 aren't they pretty?

These are the eggs we hide once the children are in bed.  They hunt for them, along with their baskets, on Easter morning.

1 comment:

  1. I love your eggs!!!! I really want to try that next year!