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This Easter, I decided to try my hand at dyeing eggs with some all-natural recipes. This isn’t entirely self-motivated. I write for another blog now and they have an eco-friendly philosophy. Remember me talking about Box Play for Kids? The company my friends developed? That blog. So check it out.

The fact remains that I STILL can’t cook. All-natural requires cooking.

There are a few lessons learned from this endeavor. The first of which is: do not set your 2-year-old son in the back seat of a grocery cart with a flat of 36 eggs AND a metal drying rack. The eggs will break. I’m just here to help.

I got the all-natural dye recipes here. We decided to make Jade Green {made from 6 red onions ?!? WHO KNEW??}, Red-Orange {made from paprika}, Pink {made from beets} and Purple {made from grape juice}.

The recipe for the Jade Green said “peel the skin from 6 red onions and simmer in 2 cups water for 15 minutes; strain. Add 3 tsp white vinegar.” I peeled the onions then couldn’t decide if I was supposed to put the skin in the water or the onions in the water without the skins. I assumed they meant put the skins in {mostly because I didn’t want to simmer 6 onions in my house on a warm day with the windows closed.} This was a massive failure. The pan was removed from the stove and banished to the back porch.

There aren’t enough fragrant candles in the world, people. In. The. World.

{Quite obviously missing Jade Green}

Simultaneously, we were doing it the “old-fashioned way.” With chemical-laden color tablets. Because…I’m still ME.

So that’s a wrap. 36 32 brightly {…and subtly…} colored hard-boiled eggs. Happy Easter!