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Baby in the Kitchen answered a great Easter-related reader question yesterday– one that I’m sure is relevant to many of you in the next week or two:
What are some more natural ways to dye easter eggs with toddlers- eliminating those pesky food coloring stains on their hands?
1 cup pickled beet juice and 1 tablespoon vinegar
1 cup grape juice and 1 tablespoon vinegar
1 cup strong coffee and 1 tablespoon vinegar
Cut 1/4 head of red cabbage into chunks. Add cabbage to 4 cups boiling water. Stir in 2 tablespoons vinegar. Let cool to room temperature. Remove cabbage with a slotted spoon.
Mix 1 cup frozen blueberries with 1 cup water. Bring to room temperature. Remove blueberries.
Cut 1 medium beet into chunks. Add beet to 4 cups boiling water. Stir in 2 tablespoons vinegar. Let cool to room temperature. Remove beets.
Remove the peel from 1 orange. Add peel to 4 cups boiling water. Stir in 2 tablespoons vinegar. Let cool to room temperature. Remove orange peel.
Here are some other ways to decorate hard boiled eggs:
1. Dye them in regular old food coloring
2. Add stickers
3. Accent with ribbons
4. Dilute craft glue and add glitter all over!
What are you planning to do with your kiddos? I think I may skip it this year, but who knows… Next year Lily Bean will be 2.5 and will probably “get it” more. Input?