Natural Easter egg dyes

Try something different this year and skip the store-bought dye kits for these unique and all-natural recipes. The longer you leave the eggs in the dye the darker your colors will be:

BLUE eggs: Quarter a head of red cabbage and place in a 4-quart or larger pot. Cover with water and bring to a boil. Allow the cabbage to simmer for 30 minutes then add 1 tablespoon white vinegar. Strain the cabbage out, leaving only the liquid, and add 1 tablespoon of baking soda, stirring to dissolve.

YELLOW eggs: Mix 6 tablespoons of turmeric powder into 6 cups of water in a 4-quart or larger pot. Bring to a simmer, allowing the powder to dissolve. Add 1 tablespoon each of vinegar and salt.

PINK eggs: Cut up one pound of beets and place in a 4-quart or larger pot. Cover with water and bring to a boil. Allow the beets to simmer for 30 minutes. Add 1 tablespoon each of white vinegar and salt. Strain the beets out, leaving only the liquid.

RED or LAVENDER eggs: Peel the skins from three to four red onions and place the skins in a 4-quart or larger pot. Cover with water and bring to a boil. Allow the skins to simmer for 30 minutes. Add 1 tablespoon each of white vinegar and salt. Strain the skins out, leaving only the liquid.

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