Russian Dyed Easter Eggs

We’ll show you how to make Russian dyed Easter eggs with natural onion dyes.

Russian Dyed Easter Eggs

  1. First you need 5-8 onions either yellow or red skinned.
  2. Peel off the skins and place them in a sauce pan.  You can chop up the onions, put them in zip lock bags, and freeze them to use later.
  3. Fill the pan about 1/3 full of water.  Place your raw eggs in the water with the onion skins. Make sure the water covers the eggs.
  4. Bring it all to a boil on your stove top.  Boil for ten minutes.  Remove from heat and allow to cool for a bit.
  5. Remove the eggs.  If you used yellow onion skins you’ll get a natural brownish yellow color.  If you used red skinned onions you’ll get a very deep purple color.

onion dyed eggs

Additional Layers

  • Learn more about Russia with this Printable Russia Fact Book.
  • What else could you use the onion dye for?  Save your onion water and try dying cloth, paper, or other stuff.
  • Use this craft when you’re learning about Russia.  Pair it with a map of Russia to color and some food from Russia for a whole geography unit.
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