How often did you have to find on the eve of Easter that there is no food coloring either at home or in the nearest store? And if you are a thrifty person, are you not tired of washing random stains from kitchen surfaces? Refer to the secrets that have been known to our ancestors for many years: paint eggs with natural means.
Eggs stained this way can be safely given to children. They will not leave spots on the hands and will look great in the Easter basket.
For work you will need:
- Three-liter can;
- sieve or colander;
- disposable gloves to protect your hands;
- natural dyes
Each product will give the eggs a special color. Act on the same pattern, adding a specific ingredient. Prepare a solution of a liter of water, a tablespoon of salt and two tablespoons of vinegar. On average, add to the mixture about two tablespoons of natural juice or coloring product. You can take more if you want the colors to be more intense.
Before coloring eggs they should be cooked. To avoid cracks in the shell, hold the eggs for half an hour at room temperature before lowering them into the water. Cook until eggs are boiled for 10 minutes.
Boil the dye on the stove for about 30 minutes. Then cool the composition to room temperature and dip the eggs in it. Leave them for another 20-30 minutes, then dry on a sieve.
Blueberries will make the shell dark blue, red cabbage blue, spinach or parsley green. Coffee solution will paint the eggs beige. Onion peel will make them brown or orange (you can take both white and red onions - the color will be the same). Pink or red eggs can be made using wine or beet juice. The golden color of the shells will add saffron, or cheaper turmeric.
It is most convenient to paint each egg separately, placing it in a small bowl with the appropriate solution. Then the walls will not touch, and the shell will be painted evenly.