More and more people are opting for organic options for just about everything in their lives. So why not extend this to the holidays? Old habits die hard, but why not pass by those egg-dyeing kits (full of chemicals and excessive packaging) at the grocery store and head to the produce section? The dyeing process has a few more steps, but you'll feel better about a healthier choice and surprised at the gorgeous results.
Rosalind Creasy shows us how to dye with beets, blueberries and onion skins. The results reminisce of pretty watercolor paintings.
The sister-team at Big Sis Lil Sis used cranberries, onion skins and purple cabbage for their dyes, but used leaves and flowers as a resist technique that produce stunning results. Each egg is a work of art! This process is a bit more time-consuming but having your kids gather the flowers and leaves is an exciting way for them to participate.
The creative folks at Curbly share this technique that produces beautiful marble effects.
I for one plan on trying these new organic methods this year. As a girl who has used many dying-kits in the past, I'm excited to try something more creative with my kids, and feel good about the materials I'm using.
(Images: Rosaline Creasy, Big Sis Lil Sis, Curbly)