DIY: Naturally Dyed Easter Eggs

three naturally dyed eggs in a wooden bowl

This weekend, it’s Easter! And that means it’s almost time to paint some eggs. But this year, let’s swap the dye and paint filled with nasty chemicals for something a little more natural. Why not paint your eggs using herbs and onions? No, you did not misread that. Yes, I said herbs and onions! Not only is this dye-technique better for you, your kids and the environment, but it also creates the most beautiful effect. Plus, you can actually eat these eggs after they’ve been dyed. Read on to find out how to create naturally dyed Easter eggs!

You’ll need:

*A variety of herbs and/or strawberry tops


*Onion skins (any type is welcome)

*A pot with water

*White eggs!

items needed to make naturally dyed easter eggs


Step 1

Wet the raw eggs a little bit to help the herbs stick better. After this, place your herb of choice on the egg. Now, wrap the pantyhose around the egg tightly. But, be careful not to break the egg!


Step 2

Add a variety of onion skins and the pantyhosed eggs to a pot with cold water. Make sure your eggs are covered completely.

Step 3

Now, set the stove to a medium high heat and bring the water to a boil. Once it boils, simmer for 20 min.


Step 4

As soon as the 20 minutes are over, remove the pan from heat. Also, remove your little egg nets from the water. But, be careful, it’s hot! Allow the naturally dyed Easter eggs to cool, before continuing with the next step. 

Step 5

Cut the pantyhose and remove the egg. Peel the herb of the cooked egg and admire the gorgeous design it left behind. Isn’t it pretty?

Step 6

Finally, you can gently dry the naturally dyed Easter eggs with a paper towel. If you wish, rub the eggs with a bit of oil to create some shine.

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