DIY Naturally Dyed Easter Eggs

Celebrate Easter as a family with this DIY activity to create colorful hard-boiled eggs! 

Naturally dye them using items like red cabbage, turmeric, beets or coffee. These vibrant eggs are safe to eat and are a healthy snack for your Easter celebration! Experiment with what’s in your kitchen, like our neighbors can try with their fresh spring beets and cabbage from Kiawah River Farm.  


Boil a pot of water with your natural ingredient(s) to achieve unique shades. Once the water reaches a boil, turn the heat down to low and simmer. Cover your pot and wait for 20 minutes for the shade to appear. Let the dye cool down to room temperature and then stir in 1 tablespoon of vinegar per cup of strained liquid. Take your hard-boiled eggs that you wish to dye and carefully pour your colorful mixture over them, making sure the color is evenly spread. Place the eggs in the fridge and allow the dye to set. As a final touch, add a small amount of oil to the eggs once they are complete, dry it off and then store them in the fridge. Use the final result as a centerpiece on your dining room table for a clever addition to your Easter feast. 

Deep gold eggs: 3 tablespoons of turmeric 

Chartreuse: 3 tablespoons of turmeric followed by 4 cups chopped cabbage  

Light blue: 4 cups chopped cabbage 

Dark rich brown: 1 quart coffee (instead of boiling water)  

Lavender: 4 cups chopped beets

See what you can create and tag @KiawahRiverCHS on Instagram to show us the final result!