I just think the interior of red cabbage is gorgeous..
Boiling red cabbage -- pretty.
Red cabbage leaves gave a dark lavender color to the water -- might give a similar color to white eggs?
Yellow onion skins being boiled.
Eager to start eggies!
Kavi started the first egg, while the others waited impatiently. (The white bowls have natural dyes that the grown-ups were working with -- we weren't sure the kids would be patient enough for those.)
I'm not sure about the middle top -- that might be the beet. The rest are all kit dyes, and I just love how the colors came out on the brown eggs.
Brown egg, beet dye, ten minutes.
Kavya wants you to know she isn't finished decorating her egg yet, which is why she wasn't displaying it in the photo.
We mixed three of the kit colors together, and then Kat left this one overnight. Love the color.
These all started as brown eggs. The front right is an egg dyed with beets for five minutes or so. Right above it is one dyed overnight -- gorgeous color, but it seems to be on it in a patchy sort of way; I couldn't get it out of the bath without kind of destroying the finish. The top back are purple cabbage left overnight -- very moody color result, not my favorite, but perhaps good if you're goth-ish. The yellow onion skins gave some nice orange eggs if left overnight, though a bit of the same finish issues. A short bath had given them just a light orange-ish tint to the brown.