You probably think I was crazy to say, “Hey kids, let’s laugh in the face of conventional egg dyes! Those simple little tablets are far too easy! And far too non-messy! Instead, let’s make natural egg dye the week after welcoming a new baby into our home! It’ll be great!”
You’re right: I probably am crazy. But it’s really nothing new (the craziness, that is). And in my defense, this is a pretty simple project and everything is going my way.
Check it out:
* the recipe arrived for free in our mailbox (Well, mostly free. Somehow, we get a few free issues of Parents magazine whenever we have a new baby. That is not why we keep having kids. I promise.)
* the handful of onions that remained in our cold cellar are soft and should be tossed, but their peels will be just the thing for a nice, orange dye.
* someone delivered a salad the other night with bags and bags of accessories, including lots of chopped cabbage, which will make a pretty blue dye.
* AND, five years ago my mom cleaned out her spice cabinet and gave me a container of Tumeric, which has been tucked back in the dark corners of my spice cabinet. Until this week, I had no idea what to do with Tumeric. As it turns out, you make yellow egg dye from it! Wa-la.
So, all we need now is for Ryan to come home with a dozen white eggs (our chickens lay brown) and a handful of beets (for the pink dye) and we’ll be on our way to something beautiful.
Stay tuned for photos of the lovely eggs themselves…
Enjoy your home,