How to Dye Eggs with Natural Dyes (Page 4)

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Step 3

Pour 2 cups boiling water over each natural dye; let steep for at least 30 minutes and up to 2 hours to extract the color. Strain the dyeing liquid from the bowls (except for the turmeric). Stir 2 tablespoons distilled white vinegar into each color of dye; add 3-4 eggs to each color. Refrigerate the eggs in the dyes for at least 4 hours or up to 1 day. Longer soaking will give a more vivid color, but limit soak time to 24 hours. Remove eggs from the dye with a slotted spoon. Let dry on a wire rack. If you plan to eat the eggs, refrigerate for up to 1 week.

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