Dark Blue Easter Eggs With Natural Dye - Blueberries

For these eggs, I dyed them with blueberries. They came out with a very nice blue/purple color.


Making the dye

Blue Berries in pot
Straining Dye from Blueberries

For this, we used 2 cups of blueberries. For a lighter color use fewer berries.

I added the 2 cups (240 mL) of berries to a 5 cup (1000 mL) pot and added water to equal about a total of 4 cups (950 mL) level.

Just for fun, I added an egg to see how it would turn out.

I simmered the berries for 12 - 20 minutes. Then we remove the egg see how it turned out. It came out a light purple color.

Then we strained the mixture to extract the dye.

Finishing the Eggs

When the eggs cool we use a paper towel with a little oil to give them a light coating.

What is have cooled will use a paper towel with a little olive oil and give him a light coating. The oil also helps preserve the eggs.

Appling thin coat of oil to eggs
oiled blueberry eggs

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