Sunday, April 5, 2009

Earth Hour to Earth Day Challenge Day 9

I am going to be a good blogger and post this nice and early... well early for me since I am the Queen of Procrastination! With Easter fast approaching, you will most likely be dyeing some eggs soon. How about staying away from the traditional 'dyes' (some of which,according to a 1983 study by the FDA, were found to cause tumors) and using natural versions. Admittedly, this method is a lot more time consuming but may prove to be even more fun for the kids as they can put their aprons on and play with some food, spices, pots and pans.

I have found a load of great links on the topic, so I will just point you there rather than trying to recreate the wheel. My own personal tip is make sure you buy white eggs and buy them 5 days in advance. (Older eggs will peel much easier after hard boiling.)

Great links on natural egg dyes:
Crunchy Domestic Goddess
Better Homes & Gardens
Green Living Ideas

I just might post some pictures after we try this... we'll see how it works out.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks! My daughters love dying Easter eggs and I'm always looking for "green" ways to do it ;-)