We’ll show you how to make Russian dyed Easter eggs with natural onion dyes.
- First you need 5-8 onions either yellow or red skinned.
- 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.
- 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.
- Bring it all to a boil on your stove top. Boil for ten minutes. Remove from heat and allow to cool for a bit.
- 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.
- 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.