Natural Egg Dye

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Looking to avoid artificial colors when you dye eggs this Easter? Look no further than your own fridge to make beautiful shades, whether you plan to dye real eggs or vegan ones! Travis helped me craft this deep purple from nothing more than cabbage.

In a saucepan, combine 4 cups water, 2 cups sliced red cabbage, and 2 tablespoons white vinegar.

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Bring to a boil, then simmer for 45 minutes.

Strain the mixture through a sieve into a bowl, and discard the solids. Add your eggs to the bowl and let stand for a few hours. The longer the eggs sit, the better the color. This didn’t work great with our ceramic eggs, but the plastic ones picked up the color!

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If you want a few more color ideas, try either: 4 cups water with 2 tablespoons ground turmeric and the vinegar for a yellow; or 4 cups water with 4 cups chopped beets and the vinegar for a red.