Hip hip hooray, Easter is on its way. To be honest, I never get tired of saying that. I’m over here excited for the beautiful spring weather to arrive and the return of the birds and peepers. I’m also looking forward to seeing the flowers bloom and to start coloring Easter eggs! In my family, it’s always been a tradition to get together and color eggs to bring them to friends and family on Easter. We would get the kits in the store with all of the cute little stickers included. One year, we dyed them all naturally by using ingredients found in our kitchen. It was interesting to see what colors the eggs turned out to be.

If you don’t want to be on the hunt this year for an Easter egg dying kit, it’s okay! There are items and ingredients that we can use from our kitchen cabinets to dye eggs all naturally. You’ll also save come cash with using what you already have. Open up your cabinets and have fun making colorful Easter eggs! See what color combinations that you can come up with.

I’ve had success using the following formula with 1 cup of water. Be sure to use hard boiled eggs (white or brown) at room temperature.

Beets for pink eggs: 1 cup of beets

Blueberries or grape juice for blue eggs: 1 cup of blueberries or grape juice

Chili powder for orange eggs: 2 tablespoons of chili powder

Coffee for brown eggs: 1 cup of brewed coffee

Onions (preferably red or yellow) to make red eggs: 1 cup of sliced onions

Spinach for green eggs: 2 tablespoons of spinach

Turmeric for yellow eggs: 2 tablespoons of turmeric


Follow this guide to get started making your own creation.

  • Simply bring 2 cups of water to boil then add in the ingredient (such as blueberries, onions, etc.)
  • Lower the heat and simmer for about 25-30 minutes or proceed longer for an even darker color.
  • Pour out the liquid into a container and then let it cool to room temperature up to 3 hours.
  • Lastly, add in white vinegar and add hard boiled eggs. (I use 2 tablespoons with about 2-3 eggs)


P.S. You can add vinegar to make the eggs look brighter in color.

Have you tried this yet or do you use the Easter egg kit? Drop a comment below of your experience and share some pictures too. :)