Dyeing Easter Eggs Naturally

Look to Mother Nature for colorful -- and nontoxic -- inspiration for colorful dyes. Beets and cranberries create a subtle shade of pink; fresh spinach lends a delicate green; red cabbage brings a surprising blue hue; and powdered turmeric dyes eggs a glowing yellow.

Body+Soul, April/May 2007

To make, add 4 cups of chopped fruits or vegetables, or 1 tablespoon of spice, to 4 cups of water in a large pot.

Reduce heat and simmer for 15 minutes; strain and cool.

One at a time, submerge hard-boiled eggs into the dye, turning occasionally until you achieve the desired shade.

Remove, dry, and let the hunt begin.

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