With a few days left before Easter, there is still time to arrange a quick Friday or Saturday egg dyeing play date! We recently styled a popup play date with Becka at By The Robinsons and were so excited to have it featured on 100 Layer Cakelet! Our goal was to create a fun and simple play date where the children and parents would get some some fresh air, celebrate Easter, and learn something new along the way too. We started the morning at a local farmer’s market at petting farm, where the kids were able to see animals like goats, chicken, and donkeys and they even took a turn feeding 8 week old baby goats! At the farmer’s market they saw firsthand the vegetables we would later use to make natural egg dye — things like beets, spinach and carrots will all do the trick.
To dye our eggs, we prepared natural dyes with paprika to make orange, spinach to make a light yellow-green, beets made pink, and blueberries that made a pale lavender dye. Here’s a great resource on how to prepare your own natural dyes. All it takes is about 2 cups of boiling water poured into a bowl or mason jar over each ingredient, let sit until they reach room temperature, then add 2 tablespoons of white vinegar and you’re ready to dye some eggs! So simple!